Tiano Nareno - Malbec - Mendoza Argentina - red - 2010 - 1500 ml
By far the largest and best-known winemaking province in Argentina, Mendoza is responsible for over 70% of the country’s enological output. Set in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains, the climate is dry and continental, presenting relatively few challenges for viticulturists during the growing season. Mendoza, divided into several distinctive sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley, is the source of some of the country’s finest wines. For many wine lovers, Mendoza is practically synonymous with Malbec. Originally a Bordelaise variety brought to Argentina by the French in the mid-1800s, here it found success and renown that it never knew in its homeland where a finicky climate gives mixed results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Pinot Noir are all widely planted here as well (and sometimes even blended with each other or Malbec). Mendoza's main white varieties include Chardonnay, Torrontés, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
Wine from Argentina.
Name of Proprietor: Ariel Savina
Region: Luján de Cuyo & Valle de Uco
Name of Winemaker: Federico Sanchez
Cultivated Area: 7 ha
Topography: Foothills of the Andes
Soil Type: Stony subsoil comprised of mostly limestone deposits
Annual Production: Up to 2,500 bottles only in the best vintages
Varieties Cultivated: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Average Age of Vines: Malbec - 70-100 years old (Luján de Cuyo), 25 years old (Valle de Uco), Cabernet Franc - 30-50 y