Agostino Familia Red Blend

Red

Argentina

Mendoza

Description

The four Agostino brothers, Vincenzo, Rosalía, Sebastian and Miguel, lived their childhoods in Mendoza before resettling in Canada in the 1960s. 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: Malbec and Petit Verdot, with dollops of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah comprise this beautifully rich, striking yet subtle red. Exuberantly fruity, with notes of black plums, cherries and blackberries, extended aging in top quality small oak barrels adds a racy structure.

Serve With: Perfect with rich grilled meats as well as earthy vegetable dishes.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Mendoza

Variety

Red Blend

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

2013

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

Red

UPC

0879551000018

Case Code

10879551000015

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, 20% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah.

Viticulture

The Malbec (10 year old vines) and Cabernet Sauvignon (36 year old vines) were sourced from the La Cosulta vineyard, the Petit Verdot (12 year old vines) and Syrah (14 year old vines) from Barrancas. Mix of high espalier and Pergola training. Drip irrigation. Yields of 2.5 to 5.7 tons/acre depending on the varieity.

Winemaking

Manual harvest. 2 day pre-fermenation cold-soak. 10 days fermentation in concrete tanks, with delestage and a post-fermentation maceration period of 14 days. Matured 16 months maturation in small, oak barrels (70% new French and American and 30% second use French and American).

Alcohol

14.0%

Accolades

92 pts, "It’s a big, rich wine that stays remarkably balanced and elegant." – JebDunnuck.com, 9/17 (2013).

Vegan

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

AGOS012213

 

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