Finca Decero Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2010
Malbec from Argentina, South America
A core intesity of red fruit flavors and lifted violet aromas remain the signature of Malbec from our Remolinos Vineyard. This is exquisitely balanced by freshness of acidity and an elegant integration of French oak which adds complexity to the rich mid palate of this vintage.
Wine Enthusiast - "A warm and generous Malbec, this has aromas of melted rubber and berry. It's full, grabby and correct in the mouth, with lightly herbal flavors of plum, berry and chocolate. The finish is big, juicy and toasty."
Finca Decero Winery
Decero, meaning 'from scratch,' was born of a bare patch of land and a family's love affair with wine. Winemaking in Thomas Schmidheiny's family goes back to his grandparents in Switzerland and, just as Napa had inspired his mother Adda in the 1970s, so too did the Agrelo sub-appellation in Mendoza capture the heart and mind of Thomas when traveling over the Andes into Argentina 20 years later. In Agrelo, perhaps now considered the source of Argentina's finest red wines, Thomas instinctively knew that he had found the place to continue the family legacy and to handcraft wines whose allure would lie in being true to their origin. Once a desolate piece of land in the foothills of the Andes, absent of everything but shrubs, Finca Decero is now a one-of-a-kind vineyard where each vine is nurtured by hand and the winemaking is without compromise.
The estate has followed an 'amano,' or 'by hand,' approach that is sensitive to natural differences, sustainable, and human. Their philosophy is to tread lightly in an environment they have come to know intimately, almost inch-by-inch, and allow the unique natural attributes of the Remolinos vineyard and of Agrelo shine to through in the wines. The vineyard at the estate is named "Remolinos" after the tiny whirlwinds in the area that thread their way along the vines, keeping the grapes dry and in perfect condition. The 110 hectare estate was planted in 2000 to Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot (unusual for Argentine producers) and Tannat. All the Decero wines come from this single vineyard, all from hand-picked fruit. View all Finca Decero Wines
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Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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11 ratings, 10 with reviewsJ Richetti - Santa Fe, NM48/2/2012
Smooth and full, with none of the edginess some Malbecs have. And at the price a great buy.Heidelbrock - Columbus, OH311/23/2014kattykat - Oriental, NC32/27/2014decent wine, but nothing specialJohn Contreras - Chicago, IL34/8/2013
- Earthy & Spicy
The Wine...Finco Decero Remolinos Vineyard 2010...The scene...Dinner at home with some grilling going on. Had a grilled rack of pork to go with this malbec that we ordered on the thinking the wife enjoyed a bottle of malbec that we picked up at Jewel food store a few weeks back. Sorry Wine.com but not all of my wines are brought online. Wow, try saying that three time real fast...and getting back to the wine. Deep smelling fruits right away. Had a smooth taste with very little aftertaste of pepper. I like and wife say it okay...Our first malbec of the year and I guess with spring in the air our next bottle will be a chardonnay.makoto - Chicago, IL34/4/2013
- Smooth & Supple
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- Pork > BBQ
meh...it has a slightly bitter aftertaste and not as smooth as the High note malbec.53/11/2013
- Smooth & Supple
Awesome Malbec! Really deep flavor, definitely recommend!laurenmcgarry - San Francisco, CA52/13/2013A classic Malbec with lush blackberry, hints of earthy spice and smooth tannins. This wine is bomb! Yeh Doggy!Brock Samson - Alameda, CA42/13/2013Smooth with hints of AMAZING.Steven Corrales - Newman, CA52/13/2013Very smooth and nice and fruity.41/14/2013Paired very nicely with out steak.411/5/2012Very nice wine. Takes a few minutes to open up. The last glass was better than the first.
- Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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