MENDOZA PORTFOLIO

LUJÁN DE CUYO | UCO VALLEY
GRAND RESERVE
TRINITÀ

DESCRIPTION

As the name alludes, the Trinita is a precise three-grape blend. Cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water,nutrient-rich soil, and following a meticulous, low volume process, Trinità’s Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes are grown on 30- to 70-year-old vines located in the prestigious Luján de Cuyo (DOC) & UcoValley. Vines are managed to yield an average ofonly 3.8 pounds of fruit per vine and 3.1 tons per acre.

TASTING NOTES

A complex, elegant wine with a deep ruby hue, Trinità tantalizes the senses with an aromatic bouquet of coffee and spice, unfolds across the palate with sweetness and a hint of chocolate, and lingers with a moderate tannin pull and a finish reminiscent of plums and oak.

91

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2015

GRAND RESERVE
MALBEC

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

91

PTS

2014  SMART BUY

DESCRIPTION

With a backbone and intensity similar to Cabernet yet the soft fruitfulness similar to Merlot, Grand Reserve Malbec is dimensional enough to fascinate the enthusiast, yet smooth enough to please the novice. Cultivated with arid-clean air at 3,200 ft elevation which minimizes common viticultural challenges, crystal-clear water from the Andes, and nutrient-rich soil, Piattelli’s Malbec grapes thrive in the warm, dry days and cool nights which maximize the color and tannins. In this stately bottle, some of the best grapes in the region become one of the best wines in the world.

TASTING NOTES

A rich and fragrant wine with a deep purple hue, Grand Reserve Malbec envelops the senses with an exquisite bouquet of sweet and spicy plum, blossoms in the glass to reveal notes of tea leaves and cassis, lingers on the palate with a moderate tannin pull, and finishes with understated-yet-resonant oak.

GRAND RESERVE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DESCRIPTION

Aromatic and complex, the Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes grown on 30 year-old vines in the high altitude Uco Valley. The Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon fussy grapes grow in ideal temperatures which removes inherent herbaceous flavors. All grapes are water irrigated with crystal-clear water from the Andes and thrive in the nutrient-rich soil. Piattelli’s Cabernet grapes are grown on 30-year-old vines located in the high-altitude Uco Valley (elev. 3,527 ft), which are managed to yield only 4.4 pounds of fruit per vine and 3.6 tons per acre. The Grand Reserve Cabernet leverages environmental advantages to boost the phenols and tannins that define Cabernet’s distinct flavor structure.

TASTING NOTES

An aromatic, complex wine with a deep ruby red color, Grand Reserve Cabernet delights the senses with a fragrant bouquet of fresh berries and cassis, evolves on the palate to include notes of chocolate, black pepper, and caramel, lingers with a soft tannin pull, and finishes with tantalizing hints of fruit and vanilla.

90

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2014

PREMIUM RESERVE
MALBEC

DESCRIPTION

A super-premium wine cloaked in a premium bottle, the deep burgundy hues and lingering fruit aromas makes the Premium Reserve Malbec not just memorable, but unforgettable. Groomed to be a super-premium wine cloaked in a premium bottle, Piattelli Premium Reserve Malbec inspires even the most passive wine consumer to sit up and take notice. The elegance of this sleek, iconic bottle is only surpassed by the excellence of the flavorful, fruit-forward wine it contains.

TASTING NOTES

A striking, slightly smoky wine with a deep burgundy hue, Premium Reserve Malbec’s fruity bouquet delights the senses and warms the palate with notes of blackberries, blueberries and lavender, lingers with a gentle tannin pull, and finishes with subtle flavors of toasted hazelnuts.

92

PTS

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

2016

PREMIUM RESERVE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON

FEATURED VARIETAL AWARD

91

PTS

2016

DESCRIPTION

Named a Top 100 Best Buy by Wine Spectator, the Premium Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is bold and distinguished with intriguing aromas of fruit and spice. The idyllic characteristics of this environment bring our wines to perfection much earlier than wines made from grapes grown in regions with shorter seasons. Cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water, and nutrient-rich soil, Piattelli’s Cabernet grapes are grown on 12-year-old vines located in the high-altitude Uco Valley (Elevation: 3,937 feet), which are managed to yield only 5.5 pounds of fruit per vine and 4.45 tons per acre.

TASTING NOTES

A bold, distinguished wine in a dark red hue, Premium Cabernet’s enticing bouquet of blackberry and black pepper unfolds across the palate, lingering with a moderate tannin pull and a hint of spice, which pairs beautifully with red meats and flavorful spices.

RESERVE
ROSÉ OF MALBEC

DESCRIPTION

Aromatic and intense, the Premium Reserve Rosé combines the most intriguing characteristics of the Malbec and Torrontés grapes. Cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water, and nutrient-rich soil, Piattelli’s Malbec grapes are grown on 70-year-old vines located in the prestigious Luján de Cuyo (DOC), which are managed to yield only 4.4 pounds of fruit per vine and 3.6 tons per acre. Not just for summer anymore, we add refreshing Torrontés to this wine, making it an interesting and stimulating companion to a range of cuisine.

TASTING NOTES

The Premium Reserve Rosé is very aromatic and intense, with a beautiful bright pink hue. It is a medium bodied wine that will seduce your senses with its floral aromas provided by the presence of Torrontés. In the mouth it is very fresh with a silky texture and hints of cherry and strawberry.

• Made in the traditional Saignée method

• Vines grown in Luján de Cuyo

• Bottled fresh without barrel aging

• 70-100 year old vines