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Argentina, Gran Estirpe Blend

Argentina, Gran Estirpe Blend 

Clos de Chacras – Gran Estirpe
Monte Libano 1025, Chacras de Coria
Lujan de Cuyo, 
Mendoza, Argentina
Tel : +54 9 261 579 2706


Vineyard: Chacras de Coria (Luján de Cuyo) y Gualtallary (Tupungato), Mendoza.
Blend : 65% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet France
Aged: Oak barrel during 18 months

This wine has a deep color intensity, with nuances of bright red. On the nose, it expresses a rich aromatic complexity due to the high concentration acquired in the careful cultivation and vinification processes. Malbec from Chacras de Coria to Luján de Cuyo, offers sweet floral aromas and ripe plum; Merlot and Cabernet Franc, both from Gualtallary in the Uco Valley, give this cup the spicy characteristics of pepper, herbs and sweet red pepper. After a few minutes of oxygenation, the vanilla notes given by the oak give birth to a refined fruity reminiscent of fresh cherry. The tannins are finely integrated bringing roundness and elegance as part of a large structure.

Santiago López - Mendoza, 1981, graduate of the school of Islas Malvinas, Santiago Lopez offers a sincere product cuisine with a particular emphasis on the most renowned techniques of international gastronomy, but with a distinctly Mendoza profile, both in respect ingredients only in the combination of flavors. His work experiences include the Huentala Hotel, Optimo Restó and Casa Margot, before landing as Executive Chef at Clos de Chacras Restó in 2013.

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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