Vineyard: Cantella vineyard is 7 acres and is located in Pedriel in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This malbec vineyard is farmed by Don Pepe and his family and was originally planted by his father in 1908.
Orientation: The average elevation of the vineyard is 3,051.
Viticulture: All vineyard work is done by hand including harvest.
Vinification: Traditional fermentation. No fining and light filtration.
Aging: Aged in French oak for 12 months. 70% new and 30% 2nd use.
Production: 750 cases
(these wines are made by Jimena Lopez, who also makes the Bodini wines): Bright medium ruby. Brisk aromas of cassis, blackberry, bitter chocolate and licorice pastille. At once juicy and sweet, offering surprising textural richness to its dark fruit and chocolate flavors. A nicely mouthfilling, ripely tannic Malbec with lovely pliancy and length. From very old vines.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 92 (Suckling)
Aromas of blackberries, mushrooms and flowers. Full body, a dense center palate and a long and fine finish. Harmonious and fresh. Not overdone in anyway. This is mostly made from Agrello vineyards but two others. All the grapes are co-fermented together. Low oak intervention here. Drink now.