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Argentina, Memorias de Ida Lo Cotidiano Cabernet Franc

Argentina, Memorias de Ida Lo Cotidiano Cabernet Franc 
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Clos de Chacras – Memorias de Ida
Lo Cotidiano – Cabernet Franc

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

Appellation: Chacras de Coria, Lujàn de Cuyo, Mendoza
Vieillisement: 18 months in barrels of 160 liters

 

Memorias de Ida is a collection line that proposes a concept based on the complexity of its wines thanks to the goodness of the terroir and the expressiveness of the vines. This iconic line is inspired by Ida Cipolletti, a person with an endearing character and mother of Alejandro Genoud, current owner of Clos de Chacras together with his wife Silvia Gargantini. Ida is now the muse of this line that surprises with "La Estratega", a Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary (Tupungato), and "Lo Cotidiano", one hundred percent Malbec from Chacras de Coria (Luján de Cuyo). The wines were aged for 18 months in 160-liter French oak barrels, thus adding notes of chocolate and increasing their aging potential, evident in their great character and imprint.

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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