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Argentina, Chacras de Coria 
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Clos de Chacras
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, Mendoza.
Yield: 100 quintals per hectare.
Aging: 6 months in barrels of third use.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 2.37gr
Acidity: 5.17 g / l PH: 3.80

 

Malbec of intense color and purple-red nuances, typical of the variety. It delights us with complex, sweet, floral, spicy and red fruit aromas. Violets, plums and cherries stand out. Its aging in oak barrels has managed to combine a perfect fruit-wood harmony, which makes it an elegant wine with surprising aromatic notes. It is fresh with a medium body and soft and soft tannins. Juicy, with a delicate structure and an exceptional balance, a great Malbec.

Available: Chardonnay, Malbec Rosé, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

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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