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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Belasco de Baquedano Llama Malbec 2007
Belasco de Baquedano Llama Malbec 2007
(search item no. 114066)

PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As its namesake, this wine embodies the distinctive spirit of our vineyards, spanning the foothills of the Andes. Llama is a rich ruby-purple color, and boasts elegant flavors of black berries, ripe plum and robust spices with good balance and structure.
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About Belasco de Baquedano:

Belasco de Baquedano is the Agrelo district of Lujan de Cuyo. The vineyards soar up to 3,346 feet, where the conditions are excellent to produce elegant yet powerful premium wines. Warm days are offset by cool nights with as much as a 45°F diurnal swing, which produces aroma and flavor, while holding acidity.

We have 222 acres of 100 year old Malbec from the original French clones and our viticultural methods are green, with irrigation fed by snow melt.

The wines are gravity driven table to tank, using délestage (submerged cap) tanks in fermenting red wine with skins and seeds for excellent fruit, soft tannins and deep color. Our wines are bottled unfiltered and unstabilized in the traditional artisan style to preserve subtle aromas and flavors, while promoting richness, body and color.