Antigal Uno Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Antigal Winery was established on the site of a historic winery in Maipú, Mendoza - Argentina, whose origin dates back to 1897. For this reason, the winery was named "Antigal"; it is a creole word that means "very old". With its completed refurbishment, the winery achieved the very best in high-tech functionality while respecting colonial architecture's original appearance.
The vineyards located at the Andes Mountain range foothills are uniquely planned relative to their terroir, elevation, and topography, obtaining the highest quality grapes.
The wines have been under the dedicated supervision of winemaker, Miriam Gomez. She is one of Argentina's most talented and accomplished winemakers. Her passion and dedication are reflected through all stages of winemaking, resulting in unusually elegant wines.
By far the largest and best-known winemaking province in Argentina, Mendoza is responsible for over 70% of the country’s enological output. Set in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains, the climate is dry and continental, presenting relatively few challenges for viticulturists during the growing season. Mendoza, divided into several distinctive sub-regions, including Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley, is the source of some of the country’s finest wines.
For many wine lovers, Mendoza is practically synonymous with Malbec. Originally a Bordelaise variety brought to Argentina by the French in the mid-1800s, here it found success and renown that it never knew in its homeland where a finicky climate gives mixed results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Pinot Noir are all widely planted here as well (and sometimes even blended with each other or Malbec). Mendoza's main white varieties include Chardonnay, Torrontés, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.