Wine and Spirits
"Alejandro Bulgheroni of Bodegas Garzón in Uruguay took over this property in 2012, where vineyard manager Cecilia Acosta now oversees over 1,000 acres of vineyards around Mendoza. This wine comes from their organically farmed Altamira vineyard, planted at 3,609 feet above sea level on varied soils including sand, silt and large rocks covered by calcium carbonate. Winemaker Juan Pablo Murgia ferments this wine in stainless steel and ages 75 percent of it for 10 months in 5,000-liter foudres, the remainder in concrete. It’s aromatic malbec, bursting with florals and crunchy plum flavors while retaining a certain desert coolness. The wine knits together its phases like a rope, intertwining the aromatic, burly and rich, lasting on powerful tannins and a toffee scent to match an equally rich beef stew. "
"The aromatic nose offers intense flowers, plum and black cherry notes with touches of licorice and dried herbs. The palate is plush, with plenty of black fruit blended with spices and subtle oak flavors. This is a shining example of a fresher style of Argentina's iconic red grape."
"Aromas of blackberry, cassis, dried herbs and potpourri. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Succulent and chewy with some saline undertones. From organically grown grapes. Better from 2022."
Patricio Tapia - Descorchados
"This malbec is a clear photograph of the Altamira reds, the intensity of its aromas of red fruits and violets, the firm acidity of a mountain wine and the sharp tannins of limestone-rich soils. This is a selection of blocks with stony soils and gravel covered in calcium carbonate that provide that chalky type of texture and that adds nerve and tension to the wines. 75% of the volume of this wine was aged for 10 months in 5,000-liter foudres, which has only contributed more than smooth tannins in an intense red wine that's refreshing and clear in its expression of place."