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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Terrazas de los Andes Malbec 2007
Terrazas de los Andes Malbec 2007
(search item no. 95474)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $10.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Intense and vivid with bright violet shades

Aroma: Notes of red berries such as morello cherries and red currants, with spicy notes of nutmeg and black pepper and a light hint of vanilla.

Palate: Round and soft. An outstanding fruity mouthful with good acidity and which makes it a fresh and friendly wine.

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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.