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Gaucho Fincas Petit Verdot Trapiche 2010
Yet another of the Bordeaux varietals that does exceedingly well in Argentina. This Petit Verdot is made from very old vines in Maipú. Daniel Pi, one of the great winemakers of Argentina, has coaxed the best from this temperament a grape. Black ink, soft black fruits and graphite on the nose, opening up to jasmine ﬂowers and blackberry. Juicy and intense on the palate.
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A huge wine growing area to the east of lujan de Cuyo, and one of the earliest places of viticulture in Mendoza. Like many parts of lujan de cuyo, this has a timeless feel about it. Being to the east, with altitudes from 760 to 980m, this is full of some of the oldest malbec, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon in existence. Warm, sometimes very hot, with deep sandy soils and occasionly clay, this is a region that is mostly irrigated by flood, or traditional farrow methods, fed from the Rio mendoza and the Rio Tunuyan. Sub regions of note are Barrancas, meaning ‘old river bed’, a place where syrah, cabernet sauvignon and malbec acheive smoky, ripe and dark notes, with plenty of licourice and spice. Home to Pascual Toso and Finca Flichman. Cruz de Piedra is where many old cabernet franc vines exist, and is dominated by the legacy of Benegas, who at one time owned the giant Trapiche winery. Great for petit verdot too. Medrano lies at the easterly edge of Maipu, and gives spice and a waxy character to bonarda, malbec and syrah.