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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Terrazas de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Terrazas de los Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
(search item no. 120132)

PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense red with purple highlights. Aromas of intense red fruits, such as strawberry and ripe raspberry, combined with smooth notes of thyme and black pepper. Toasty notes and caramel flavors are elegantly melted and give all its complexity to the wine. The palate is concentrated with well-rounded tannins, which reveal the characteristics of the grape: fruity, persistent and elegant.
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About Terrazas de los Andes:

At the end of the 1950s, the famous French Champagne house, Moët & Chandon, realized there was an enormous potential for growth in South America. They sent their wine analyst, Renaud Poirier, to study the possibility of expansion. Monsieur Poirier finally proved that Luján de Cuyo, a region within the province of Mendoza, was the best place for the birth of fine wines. In 1960, Chandon Argentina was established, the first subsidiary of Moët & Chandon outside France.

To make the Terrazas de los Andes wines, Chandon Argentina took the initiative to restore this building, located in the heart of Perdriel and at the foot of the imposing Cordón del Plata (a section of the Andes Mountain Range).

In the past, Chandon Argentina made only sparkling and generic still wines, however at the beginning of the '90s fueled by a political system more orientated towards an international market, a varietal wines project was born, to which Terrazas has now become the reality. Situated in Perdriel there is an old Spanish style winery that was used by Pedro Domecq to create his brandy. Renaud Poirier asked Domecq if he could use his equipment to make the first experimental vintages, between 1957 and 1959. Thirty years later Terrazas de los Andes was born, a tributary of Chandon Argentina dedicated exclusively to the production of varietal wines.