This wine has an apricot color. Its subtle nose offers notes of watermelon and rhubarb that become more expressive as the wine warms.
On the palate, it is both dry and refreshing with notes of ripe strawberries dominating the palate. To sum up, it is a sweet wine ideal for a tasting on a hot and sunny afternoon. Note that served at 10-12 C, it also goes very well with other wines.
Total acidity: 5.9 g/l| PH: 3.65 | Residual sugar: 1.50 g/l | Contains sulfites
22.80$ per unit (12 units per case)
The 2020 vintage was marked by low rainfall during the hot summer that followed a cool, dry winter.
This reduced yields, as did some frost and hail in the Uco Valley.
Overall, the grapes ripened faster than normal, with an early harvest, but their quality was fantastic, with the red grapes turning into very concentrated and expressive wines, while the whites showed very good varietal expression.
The 2020 vintage will undoubtedly be known for its great wines with a long aging potential.
The Syrah grapes are harvested by hand, followed by a careful double sorting before fermentation. The grapes were pressed directly without destemming to minimize the diffusion of color, resulting in a very pale and fine wine. After pressing, the grapes were vinified separately in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature between 16 and 19°C, for 17 days. It is mainly Syrah with a touch of Pinot Noir to add complexity. Only indigenous yeasts were involved in the process. Each egg was tasted every three days. After fermentation, the wine was aged in concrete eggs for 9 months, the wine being constantly in contact with the fine lees producing a round mouthfeel. No aging in oak.
Food and wine pairing
Served at 10-12°C, this 2020 Rosé wine goes very well with a plate of cold meats as well as a simple meal based on fish or poultry.
Lucas Orlando Gimenez has grown up into the wine business. Born in Argentina in a family of winemakers, he has wonderful memories of his childhood, playing in the vineyards and the family winery.
Therefore, he started working in this industry at a very young age, as he could take advantage of the expertise and know-how of his relatives. In order to develop his skills, he enjoyed several experiences, such as in the Napa Valley in the United States, in Bordeaux in France and in Provence, where he is still the chief winemaker of Château La Coste. At the same time, he manages with his dedicated team the Argentine vineyards of La Coste de los Andes, Andillian, Paso de los Andes (Ocho Gauchos), Dos Arroyos and Finca Iral.
Among all these projects, he keeps energy to his family, who helps him balance his personal life and success.
To sum up, Lucas Orlando Gimenez is a passionate winemaker who combines the ancestral art of winemaking with new techniques that drive to unique and daring wines.
The grapes come from a single site, the Paso de Los Andes vineyard in the unique Las Pintadas section of the Uco Valley.
The district of Las Pintadas is located between the limits of the alluvial cones of Los Chacayes and Los Sauces, towards the eastern zone of the Uco Valley, which explains the heterogeneity of its soil. Over time, the relatively fine material entrained within the confines of these fans has allowed a sandy silt to form on the surface. At depth, we find active limestone. Thanks to the extraordinary heterogeneity of the soil, the vineyard obtains fatter, more succulent and rounder wines.
Although the Uco Valley is generally a semi-desert region, there are natural upwellings in the district of Las Pintadas that produce a lush and green environment with a great biodiversity. The vineyard therefore requires limited irrigation during the growing season, allowing us to manage the limited water supply with great efficiency. The irrigation water comes from a pure, deep aquifer that lies directly under the vineyard and is replenished each year by meltwater from the nearby Andes Mountains. Las Pintadas is a high-altitude region, varying from 980 to 1090 meters. It is characterized by long and hot summer days followed by cool nights, allowing a complete ripening of the grapes with preservation of the acidity.