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Argentina, Cavas de Crianza Blend

Argentina, Cavas de Crianza Blend 
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Clos de Chacras – Cavas de Crianza
Monte Libano 1025, Chacras de Coria
Lujan de Cuyo,
Mendoza, Argentina
Tel : +54 9 261 579 2706
https://www.closdechacras.com
ventas@closdechacras.com.ar

 

Vineyard: Chacras de Coria (Luján de Cuyo) and Gualtallary (Tupungato), Mendoza
Blend : 69% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Aging: 6 months in third use barrels.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 2 gr / liter
Acidity: 5.46 gr / liter
PH: 3.9

A good color depth can be seen in the the one that prevails the characteristic violet tints Malbec. On the nose it has great intensity aromatic, highlighting the floral notes, very well amalgamated with aromas of ripe red berries and spices from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Too memories of vanilla and dark chocolate appear, on loan from the oak. In the mouth it has a friendly income and a balanced, fresh, full-bodied wine is perceived medium and sweet and elegant tannins.

The first vintage of Clos de Chacras dates from 2004. Clos de Chacras was built in 1921 and was part of a larger project called "Bodegas y Viñedos Gargantini". The first generation of the Gargantini family from Switzerland settled in Argentina at the end of the 19th century. Originally, they lived in the Italian-speaking city of Ticino. It was in Mendoza that Don Bautista Gargantini (second generation) managed to create the largest winemaking project of the time.

Over the years, the three wineries that belonged to this company changed hands several times until they were abandoned in the late 1970s. Then in 1987, Bautista's granddaughter, Silvia Gargantini , bought one of the wineries to take over the family business and honor his work.

 

Silvia and her husband, Alejandro Genoud decided to restore the building while preserving the original architecture; they have added new technology to produce high quality wines. The Genoud family is also part of the history of local winemaking because Alejandro's great-grandfather, engineer Cesar Cipolletti, helped create a better and more efficient irrigation system in Mendoza. This system allowed people to cultivate in areas where it was previously impossible.

 

As descendants of these visionary families, Silvia and Alejandro had the skills to produce high quality wines. Their work and the work of their families represents the message they intended to transmit to the new generations: the love of their land and its fruits.


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