Luca Malbec Wines
A true pioneer of small-grower relations in Mendoza,
Laura Catena's incredible, limited production wines come from some of Argentina's best fruit from low-yield, high elevation, family-owned vineyards. Laura's heart remains in Argentina and winemaking. She had a vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. Luca is the first brand dedicated to showing the potential of Argentina’s old vines. The results are the amazing wines of Luca, which have become hot commodities. The country has a wealth of old vineyards, but for forever they were only used to make bulk wine. Uco Valley (3,200 to 5,000 feet elevation): Named after an Indian chief who ruled the region hundreds of years ago. Comprises the districts of Tunuyan
for Luca Malbec.
Densely packed with fig sauce, blueberry and blackberry fruit, all wound together by dark cocoa, black licorice and fruitcake notes. The long, fleshy finish has impressive depth, with lingering mint and dark coffee notes.
Luca final varietal blends deliver power along with complexity and finesse. They are the ultimate expression of rigorous vineyard management, viticultural experimentation, strict irrigation controls, skilled winemaking, and a quest for quality at any cost.
"The 2008 Malbec spent 12 months in 60% new French oak. It is a glass-staining opaque purple color with an enthralling perfume of sandalwood, Asian spices, lavender, black cherry, and plum. On the palate this concentrated effort admirably combines power and elegance. Smooth-textured, spicy, and rich, it will evolve for 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2023."-Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Malbec is the flagship red variety from Argentina. It is a difficult grape to which the climate and conditions around Mendoza are arguably ideally suited. It is also a grape which no other country in the world cultivates to anything like the same degree. The harvest in the Mendoza region generally runs from late February through to April. It has found in Mendoza its true home.
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