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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Yacochuya Coquena Malbec 2009
Yacochuya Coquena Malbec 2009
(search item no. 110290)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $13.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes of ripe plum, spice and and light toasty oak. The body is medium with good structure and a long finish.

Coquena Malbec is sourced from high altitude Malbec vines (5400 ft) coming from the Tolombon Estate, just 7 miles south of Cafayate. This was the last estate acquired by the Etchart family in Cafayate.

The grapes are 100% hand-harvested and sorted. The yields are dramatically limited by the extreme conditions. The wine has just a light touch through oak casks previously used for Yacochuya.

The wines are bottled with minimum fining and filtration.

Only 1600 cs made.

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About Yacochuya:

Bodega San Pedro de Yacochuya is a new project of winery owner Arnaldo Etchart and French winemaking consultant Michel Rolland located just south of Cafayate in Argentina's northern Salta region.