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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Primus Malbec 2010
Primus Malbec 2010
(search item no. 117473)
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Primus Malbec 2010 is a deep violet purple. It has dark plum, blackberry and violet notes. Raspberry, plum and blueberry flavors merge with floral notes of violet, subtle lack pepper and tobacco. Full and structured, with well-integrated tannins and a lengthy finish.

Blend: 82% Malbec, 10% Syrah, and 8% Petit Verdot

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About Primus:

Primus wines are produced by the Veramonte winery. Veramonte represents a return to Agustin Huneeus' Chilean roots. When he spearheaded development of the Veramonte Estate in 1990, there were less than 100 acres of grapevines planted in the Casablanca Valley.

The coastal mountain ranges surrounding the Casablanca estate create a unique terroir with a diversity of microclimates. The valley floor's cool climate is reminiscent of Carneros and ideal for growing premium Chardonnay. The foothills are warmer, akin to the more Northern reaches of the Napa Valley. Here, the climate is more suited to varieties like Carmenëre, the lost Bordeaux grape that has become Chile's citizen and the basis of Primus, our racy, exotic Chilean blend.

Using the latest viticultural technology developed in California, rootstock has been matched to each vineyard block and clone. Vertical trellising and dense vine spacing balance growth and fruit production. Veramonte's Casablanca vineyard produces significantly lower yields than other grape growing regions in Chile, resulting in grapes with more intensity and concentration.

Recognizing that the region also had potential as a tourist destination for its proximity to Santiago, Huneeus began to plant the estate and in 1995, constructed the first Napa Valley style hospitality center in Chile. The first wines were released in 1996.