Tasting 34 – Oct 10, 2013 – Vinos de Mendoza, Argentina – Restaurante Capri
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- Lista de los Vinos y Menú
- Información detallada sobre los vinos degustados
Juan Luis Colaiacovo, Hugo Benito y Orlando Mason
Hugo Benito, Juan Luis Colaiacovo, Italo Mirkow, Orlando Mason, Wilson Moreira, Orlando Reos, ,José Agustín Riveros, Alfonso Sánchez, Jairo Sánchez, Peter Scherer, Miguel Segovia.
Los Vinos y el Menú
1. 2012 Las Perdices – Viognier ($11)
2. 2011 Catena Zapata -Chardonnay ($18)
Tomates rellenos con atún.
3. 2009 Petite Fleur Bodega Monte Viejo Valle de Uco; -Tinto “Blend” ($18)
Risotto florentina (queso) con chorizo español.
4. 2011 Tikal Natural – Red Wine Mendoza ($18)
5. 2008 Cicchitti Limited Blend ($22)
Pollo a la parrilla con ensalada de arúgula.
Información Detallada de los Vinos
2012 Las Perdices – Viognier – Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo. APV: 14% US $ 18
Viña Las Perdices presenta Las Perdices Viognier cosecha 2012. Un vino elaborado con uvas provenientes de sus propios viñedos ubicados en Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo a 1.030 m.s.n.m. La amplitud térmica es un factor determinante en el cultivo de la vid y la producción de vinos. Cuando esta supera los 20°C, durante el período de maduración de las uvas, favorece su desarrollo dando como resultado frutas únicas, de alta calidad enológica y gran concentración. La amplitud térmica de este especial lugar de Agrelo define la tipicidad con que Viña Las Perdices obtiene este Viognier.
Las Perdices Viognier 2012 es un vino de color amarillo verdoso, aromas florales y frutales de durazno y damasco. En boca es complejo, untuoso, con final prolongado, remarcando las notas frutales. Ideal para acompañar platos especiados, pescado y comida asiática, especialmente sushi. De acuerdo a las nuevas tendencias y requerimientos de los mercados, para esta cosecha Viña Las Perdices implementó el sistema de tapa a rosca –Screw Cap-. Este tipo de cierre garantiza una hermeticidad absoluta, impidiendo el ingreso de oxígeno y preservando así la tipicidad varietal por mucho más tiempo.
Ficha Técnica de Las Perdices Viognier cosecha 2012
- COMPOSICION VARIETAL: 100% Viognier
- TEMPERATURA DE CONSUMO: 10-12° C
- ALCOHOL: 14,00%
- MADURACIÓN DE LAS UVAS: Segunda quincena de Febrero.
- COSECHA: Manual en cajas de 17kg.
- RENDIMIENTO: 9.000Kg/Ha.
VINIFICACIÓN: Obtención del jugo por prensado neumático. Enfriado del mosto a 4 ºC, decantación de borras, trasiego y posterior siembra de levaduras seleccionadas. Fermentación alcohólica controlada entre 14-16 ºC durante 20 días.
TIEMPO DE GUARDA: 2 años en correctas condiciones de almacenamiento
PRODUCCIÓN TOTAL ANUAL: 24.000 botellas
TIPO DE CIERRE: Tapa a rosca (Screw Cap)
2011 Catena Zapata -Chardonnay. APV: 14% US $ 15
Winemaker’s Notes. The Catena Chardonnay 2011 combines the unique expressions of three high-altitude vineyard sites. The wine shows an intense greenish color with yellow notes. The extraordinary combination of vineyards offers honeyed tropical fruit flavors with concentrated aromas and flavors of ripe fruits, including notes of peaches, pears and figs, hints of white flowers and notes of vanilla. It is a clean, fresh wine with a strong minerality and crisp acidity.
Critical Acclaim. “There are notable changes in the approach of the 2011 Catena Chardonnay compared to previous vintages: 40% malolactic instead of 100%, a move to Mercurey barrels instead of Francois Freres, a reduction from 50% new oak to 20%. This vintage was also harvested 20 days earlier. It is a blend of three vineyards that are divided into lots at harvest. It is whole cluster pressed and aged for ten months in French oak. It demonstrates great clarity on the nose with scents of dried honey, linden, crushed stone and dried white flowers. The palate is well-balanced with crisp acidity and is a taut, focused Chardonnay with lively notes of tangerine and quince towards the finish. This is well-crafted and complex for its price point.”
90 Points The Wine Advocate
2009 Bodega Monteviejo Lindaflor Petite Fleur. Malbec 50%, Cab. Sav. 30% add Syrah and Merlot. Uco Valley, Medoza. APV: 14.5% US $ 17 to 35
Bodegas Monteviejo is owned and managed by the owners of Chateau Le Gay in Pomerol, Bordeaux. This wine is a blend of 40% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine Advocate 91 Points
“The 2009 Petite Fleur is a blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Syrah and Merlot in which 50% of the wine was aged in new French oak. Notions of sandalwood, Asian spices, tobacco, violets, and assorted black fruits inform the nose of a savory, ripe, succulent wine with enough underlying structure to evolve for 2-3 years. It will deliver prime drinking from 2013 to 2021.”
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 90 Points
“Bright medium ruby. Sexy, slightly jammy aromas of blackberry, licorice, herbs, minerals and dark chocolate. Suave and seamless but with harmonious acidity giving definition and lift to the blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate flavors. Serious, complex wine, finishing with ripe, building tannins.”
Petite Fleur is expressive with spices accompanied by raspberries and fresh herbs in the nose. This wine has a lively mouth and an array of flavors that combine to create a rich mouthfeel that lingers with spicy oak tannins.
Goes well with red meats and roasted vegetables. Try baked onions with thyme or rump roast with vegetables. Pair with salmon, seafood, chicken, or pork chops.
2011 Tikal Natural – Red Wine Blend. Mendoza. APV: 14.2% US $ 17 to $21
Blend: 60% organic Malbec, 40% organic Syrah
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%
This blend captures the natural expression of untouched grapes and the true essence of the UcoValley vineyard where they were picked. It has a beautiful pomegranate color and aroma of fresh red cherries with light French oak undertones. The palate is fresh and lively with black raspberry and spiced mocha notes.
A great companion to barbeque or burgers, and incredibly easy to drink on its own.
“The 2011 Tikal Natural is a blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Syrah both organically farmed in Vista Flores from 10-year-old vines. It is aged for ten months in 80% French and 20% American oak of which 10% is new. It has a vibrant, almost life-affirming bouquet of lifted dark cherries, blueberry, soy and minerals that is beautifully defined. The palate is sensual and caressing on the entry, setting you up for its silky tannins, pure macerated dark cherries and blueberry fruit struck through by a keen thread of acidity. Utterly seductive! ”
91 Points The Wine Advocate
“Bright, full, deep ruby. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, violet, minerals and toasted marshmallow show an exotic liqueur-like quality. A penetrating, youthfully tight bomb of dark fruits, with black cherry, blackberry, cassis and boysenberry flavors framed by strong acidity. This very firmly structured wine is almost astringent today and should be cellared for at least a couple years. Serious wine for the price.
Rating: 90(+?) ”
90 Points International Wine Cellar
2008 Cicchitti Limited Blend. Mendoza APV: 14% US $ 20 (very hard to find)
NOTA: Miguel Segovia Obsequió este vino al grupo en atención a la mezcla no tradicional de uvas de origen francés e italiano. Gracias Miguel.
Cicchitti Blend 2008, Edicion Limitada, By Bodega J.A. Cicchitti SA, USD 15
A blend of even parts of Pinot Noir and Sangiovese with 20% of Merlot from Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo vineyards in Mendoza. Just an impressive wine. Ripe fruits mostly black little cherries and berries round and clear with adicting palate. Delicate and elegant tannins with balancing acidity and alcohol. Very smooth all through the palate, mostly the middle although perfuming all over. Nicely invasive. A 90 points red hard to get by 15 bucks which place the label close to any top list where money counts. Probably on its plateau even it sholud be bright at 4-6 y/o.
Argentina and Mendoza
– from http://www.klwines.com — Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina’s wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
from: http://cellar.com/ — — Argentina is a source of great value wines, whether they’re for everyday drinking or laying down. Malbec has taken off as the predominant red wine grape variety, producing deeply colored fruity wines with good texture and weight. Bonarda, thought to have been brought over from the Savoie region of France is the second most popular variety. Almost exclusively produced in Argentina, Torrontés is the most popular white wine variety. The Cafayete Valley in Salta producing some of the finest examples which typically display distinctive floral aromas. Although a newcomer to the country with just a 1000 hectares in 1990, Chardonnay has taken off with great success and is now the third most popular white variety with 16,000 acres under vine (2012).
Mendoza is Argentina’s most important wine region, responsible for two-thirds of the country’s overall wine production. Located on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains along the Chilean border, vineyards in Mendoza are grown in some of the highest altitudes in the world. Mendoza did not play a significant role in the wine industry until the late 19th century when an immigration trend brought large amounts of Southern Europeans with significant wine knowledge to the region. This elevated Mendoza to world-wide recognition and established it as the fifth largest wine region in the world. While Malbec grows exceptionally well in this region, Mendoza in also known for producing Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontés.