Agostino Familia De La Cava

Red

Argentina

Mendoza

Description

The four Agostino brothers, Vincenzo, Rosalía, Sebastian and Miguel, lived their childhoods in Mendoza before resettling in Canada in the 1960’s. They returned to Mendoza and founded the Finca Agostino estate in 2003, the first step in fulfilling their long-held dream of getting back to their roots and producing benchmark Argentine wines.

Tasting Notes: “De La Cava” is the Agostino family’s private reserve wine. Redolent with ripe red fruit, it is opulent yet firm, offering both power and subtlety. Subtle spice notes (black and white pepper, vanilla) add aromatic complexity, with velvety tannins on the palate leading to a long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Enjoy with pepper-rubbed steak or rich, spicy pasta dishes.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Mendoza

Variety

Red Blend

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

2013

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

Red

UPC

0879551000032

Case Code

10879551000039

Vineyards

507 acres in Barrancas (Finca Agostino, Maipú, Mendoza) planted at nearly 2,800 ft above sea level. Sandy, alluvial soils. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Verdot are planted. The oldest vines are 60 years old.

124 acres in La Consulta (Finca La Serafina, Uco Valley, Mendoza) planted and 3,600+ ft above sea level.

Sandy, rocky, alluvial soils. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Semilllon. The oldest vines are 35 years old.

Composition

50% Malbec, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Viticulture

Sourced from select parcels at the La Consulta vineyard. Mix of high espalier and Pergola training. Drip irrigation. From 10 year old Malbec vines and 36 year old Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines. Yields of 3 tons/acre for the Malbec, 3.6 tons/acre for the Merlot, and 2.4 tons/acre for the Cabernet.

Winemaking

Manual harvest. 4 day pre-fermentation cold soak. Fermented 10 days in concrete tanks, with delestage and a post-fermentation maceration period of 14 days. Matured 20 months in small, oak barrels (70% new American and French, 30% second use American and French).

Alcohol

14.0%

Accolades

94 pts, "This downright tour de force is a smoking value…" – JebDunnuck.com, 9/17 (2013)

Vegan

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

AGOS032213

 

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