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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Cayu Malbec 2007
Cayu Malbec 2007
(search item no. 115444)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $39.99

Winemaker's Notes:

For this Malbec, the Cayu team looked to the Uco Valley, a high-altitude rift in the Andean foothills irrigated by snowmelt. An emerging subregion of the long-established Mendoza region, the Uco Valley offers the kind of hot summer days and chilly mountain nights that help create ideally flavored fruit. There, Malbec vines develop small thick-skinned grapes that make wines with deep concentration and a bold, age-worthy structure. Just 600 cases were produced.
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About Cayu:

Cayu, which means "six" in Argentina’s Mapuche dialect, is a new line of small-lot wines from six accomplished winemaking friends—three Argentines and three Chileans. They include Cristobal Undurraga, whose family sold its eponymous Chilean brand in 2006, and Mario and Ricardo Toso, of Argentina’s Bodega Pascual Toso. The six friends’ combined experience encompasses prestigious wineries in France, Napa Valley and Australia, as well as their home countries.