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Riglos Gran Corte 2012

Bordeaux Red Blends from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
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Winemaker Notes

Deep dark garnet with royal purple accents. Great complexity in the nose, initial floral notes of rose petal and lavender are followed by redcurrant, red cherry and pomegranate and a hint of wet rocks. The palate is regaled with balsam wood and milk chocolate flavors with sweet ripe tannins supported by the natural acidity. The finish is opulent and clean, distinctively mineral.

Blend: 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
While many wine lovers would love to visit the classified growths of Bordeaux—this is where the great Cabernet Sauvignon blends got their start—they may no longer have to make the trek. Argentina has recently joined other new world growing regions in producing Bordeaux style blends worthy of comparison and scrutiny. The 2012 Riglos Grand Corte is remarkable. The wine's beautiful and well-defined nuances—red currants, pencil lead, and stones—are equally and in some cases surpassing the classic models of the Médoc. Drinks youthful now. (Tasted: September 7, 2016, San Francisco, CA USA)
JS 91
James Suckling
A rich and layered red with a pretty tannin tension and backbone. Full body, impressive density and a chewy finish. Needs two years to soften. A blend of malbec, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.
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Riglos

Riglos

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Riglos, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
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Dario and Fabian have been friends since childhood, but only recently found out that their grandparents had grown up in the same small town of Riglos, Argentina. With the establishment of the Riglos brand, the pioneering spirit of two immigrant families, from Germany and Ireland respectively, is strengthened in partnership and commemorated in name. Sourced exclusively from their estate vineyard in the Valle de Uco region of Mendoza, the portfolio is comprised of three wines: a malbec, a cabernet sauvignon and a red blend, all styled to strike a balance between vivid varietal expression and elegant structure.

Uco Valley

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With a winning combination of cool weather, high elevation and well-draining alluvial soils, it is no surprise that Mendoza’s Uco Valley is one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions in Argentina. Healthy, easy-to-manage vines produce low yields of high-quality fruit, which in turn create flavorful, full-bodied wines with generous acidity.

This is the source of some of the best Malbec in Mendoza, which can range from value-priced to ultra-premium. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay also perform well here.

Bordeaux Blends

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde River, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

In the Glass

Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines modeled after the Right Bank are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure. Wines from Bordeaux lean towards a highly structured and earthy style whereas New World areas (as in the ones named above) tend to produce bold and fruit-forward blends. Either way, Bordeaux red blends generally have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

Perfect Pairings

Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb or smoked duck.

Sommelier Secret

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties in specified percentages, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux blends in California may include equal amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, for example. Occassionally a winemaker might add a small percentage of a non-Bordeaux variety, such as Syrah or Petite Sirah for a desired result.

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