Malbec Mania

Sagittarius--15th century-astrology

As Sagittarius arrived, we went to Argentina in the south.

After a few pleasant days in Buenos Aries, we took a plane to Mendoza, the mecca of Malbec. And were totally, if pleasantly, confused.

What an unusual looking place in terms of wineries. Huge vineyards. Multinationals everywhere. Lots of Italians who spoke Spanish. Lots of art and food. Warm, hot and dry.

How to choose what to visit?

Look like worth visiting just for the art.

Finca La Anita

This takes you to the opening (other url’s are hidden). Click on gallery to see the art objects.

Familia Zucarria

A very large operation.

From 1890. From Piedmont. What more could one want in a heritage.

Review: http://www.southernwines.com/vineyard.cfm?preview=548

Site (terroir): http://www.bodegastoso.com.ar/terroir

toso sparkling

Bodegas Pascual Toso has in its plant of San Jose, the traditional factory of sparkling wines by both the traditional Champenoise method and the modern Charmat method. “San Jose Winery” is located at 5 minutes from Mendoza Downtown. The original winery has been completely transformed and now, sparkling wine is produced, stored and bottled at San José. 60.000 bottles of Champenoise method sparkling wine is produced in one year, and 9.000.000 bottles are produced by the Charmat method.

eleven LLLL’s

there are a lot of wineries: the alphabetical list for L is at: http://www.winesofargentina.org/en/bodegas/L/

felix lavaque

www.fincaquara.com

Address

Ruta 40 Kilometro 4340 –  Cafayate , Salta , 4427 , Argentina Teléfono: 54-9261-6087886

http://www.snooth.com/winery/felix-lavaque-cafayate/

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Natalies List: Did Not transfer well.

         La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec 2010Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: November 10, 2012 $15.95
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         Luigi Bosca Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009Maipu, Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: November 10, 2012 $17.95
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         Bodegas Lavaque Winery Conquista Malbec 2010ArgentinaReviewed: October 31, 2012 $11.95
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         Bodega Amalaya Torrontes Riesling 2011Calchaquí Valley, ArgentinaReviewed: October 31, 2012 $10.95
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         Telteca Winery Uma Coleccion Torrontes 2011ArgentinaReviewed: October 31, 2012 $9.80
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         Trapiche Fincas Las Palmas Malbec 2007Uco Valley, Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: October 27, 2012 $17.95
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         Zuccardi Q Malbec 2010Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: October 27, 2012 $19.95
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         Viña Alicia Paso De Piedra Cabernet Sauvignon 2008Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza,     ArgentinaReviewed: October 27, 2012 $19.95
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Finca El Origen Chardonnay 2010Uco Valley, Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: October 27, 2012 $10.95
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         Benmarco Dominio Del Plata Malbec 2010Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: October 13, 2012 $17.95
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         Luigi Bosca Syrah 2009Maipú, Mendoza, ArgentinaReviewed: October 13, 2012 $17.95
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         Alamos The Wines Of Catena Torrontés 2011Salta, ArgentinaReviewed: September 29, 2012 $13.95
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         Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2010High Mountain Vines, Mendoza,     ArgentinaReviewed: September 29, 2012 $19.95
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