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About the Wine
Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the best subzone of Mendoza, Uco Valley, the winery is named for life’s Great Adventure. The wines are unique as a result of growing grapes that drink pristine snowmelt and sunbathe under the blue sky at high altitude. This estate Malbec is a taste of this magical place. Finca Buenaventura made this wine to share with you, as you create your own journey.
Established in the Uco Valley at 1174 meters of altitude with 100 hectares, it is a project that aims to produce wines with their own identity, of high quality, and eminently accessible. Finca Buenaventura is a fusion of the best terroir of Argentina with people committed to a project of excellence, respect for nature, teamwork, honesty, and values.
Uco’s higher-altitude at the foot of the Andes Mountains combines with a dramatic diurnal shift that allows the grapes to retain balanced sugars and acidity while achieving phenolic ripeness. The dry continental climate brings little rain. Soils in the Uco Valley are alluvial and fairly uniform: clay and rock base with a stony, sandy surface. These free-draining soils are excellent for quality viticulture as they stress the vines, leading to decreased vigor and lower yields, and consequently wines with a higher concentration of flavor.
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Ageing: 20% new oak in French and American oak for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Red Wine. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. In the glass, the wine shows violet-black, red colors. On the nose, the wine is bold, fruit-forward with hints of chocolate and vanilla. On the palate, different layers of fruits lead the way. The wine is smooth, vibrant, with a lingering finish.
About the Wine
The Pedregoso Cabernet Sauvignon is a single vineyard wine that is grown at high elevations overlooking the Maipo Valley. The vineyard is south facing, which in Chile, provides for a cooler growing climate. This gives the wine a slow ripening period that allows the grapes to fully mature with lots of complexity in the finished wine. Slow ripening in a cooler growing area helps provide this wine with exceptional balance that can easily be enjoyed today.
Felipe Müller was born and raised in Chile’s capital, Santiago. Today, at the age of 41, he is considered one of the country´s most influential and important winemakers. In 2006 he joined Tabalí as Chief Winemaker. According to Felipe Müller, “Tabalí, though relatively young, has enormous potential, as shown by its outstanding Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Syrah wines”. The winery’s goal is to make the finest wines of the Limari Valley and ultimately become a reference at a national level, by exploring new terroir, new plantations, and new selections of clones.
Felipe Müller was named ‘Best Winemaker of the Year’ in the sixteenth version of “Guía de Vinos de Chile 2010”, Chile’s oldest and most prestigious wine industry publication. This distinction was an important recognition for the enthusiasm, passion, and dedication he puts in crafting wines.
Tasting Notes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Intense ruby in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon is notable for its good body and structure. It has upfront aromas of cherries, violets, cassis, and smoke, complemented by hints of toast. Well-rounded on the palate, with balanced, silky tannins and great structure, it achieves a good balance between fresh acidity and abundant fruit.
The 2019 Pedregoso Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is the entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon from their coastal DOM vineyard with colluvial soils, which has more similarities with Alto Maipo, slightly cooler. It was planted with a massal selection they got from the old Santa Rita vineyards. This has a little more clay, and the wine is rounder and more approachable. It's harmonious and balanced and was matured in neutral, well-seasoned oak barrels, so they respect the fruit. They have produced 216,000 bottles of this wine, their largest volume. It was bottled in December 2019. ~90 Points Robert Parker