The winemaking team worked in the vineyards in search of different aspects for each variety. These were thought of as parts of a complex wine, in such a way that the total is more than the sum of the parts. The location of the vineyards, the age of the plants, the viticultural program and the irrigation schedules, all worked towards the same goal. Once in the winery, each variety underwent primary fermentation in a small tank. The early blending is a risky practice, but helps towards a seamless integration of the varieties, a wine with only "one soul". The result is a wine that is not just the sum of three varietals, but another milestone in the search of an ideal. That is the explanation of the Quimera name: an impossible goal, but one worth working for.
A blend of old vine Malbec from Medrano and from Luján de Cuyo; Merlot from Tupungato; old vine Cabernet Sauvignon from Medrano and from Tupungato; and Cabernet Franc from Tupungato.
"The 2008 Quimera is a blend of 40% Malbec, 22% Merlot (from Tupungato), 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. It is closed on the nose compared to the 2006 and reluctantly gives up attractive aromas of blackberry, graphite and briary. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe, ripe tannins. There are notes of raspberry and cranberry with fine minerality towards the finish. Overall, this Quimera is fine and very elegant."
The Wine Advocate