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Alberti 154 Reserva 2015 Malbec DOC Lujan de Cuyo

Producer Info
  • Christopher Ermisch was the original founder of Bodega Calle, along with Elvira Calle, a well-known local businesswoman and philanthropist.
  • Named Alberti 154 as it is the address of the winery in the district of Lújan de Cuyo. Dating to 1925, it resides on what's now on a residential street on the corner of 3 other founding wineries of this classic zone known as Drummond.
  • A small-lot, gravity-flow, red wine production studio, Bodega Calle places great emphasis on gently crafting wines with regional distinction and grand personality.
About the Wine

DOC Luján de Cuyo is one of only two certified viticultural areas in Argentina. It was originally certified in 1989 and is limited to 144 square miles. The vineyards must be of traditional old-vine vertical trellis, originally planted in the area. Vineyard plant density must be between 1822 to 2227 plants per acre. The vines must be pruned in the Guyot system and irrigated via snow melt run-off. Maximum grape yields must be at or below 2.5 tons an acre. The blend must be at least 85% Malbec. The wine must age 12 months in barrels and at least 12 months in bottle. It must be estate bottled.

Two vineyard sites: Mayor Drummond (70 years old) and Chacras de Coria (102 years old).

Vintage: 2015 | Wine Type: Red Wine  
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Lujan de Cuyo DOC
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes. Made with gravity flow in the winery. Unfined and unfiltered.
Conservation: Aged 12 months in used French and American oak.
Winemaker: Sergio Montiel and Kirk Ermisch 

Tasting Notes

Garnet black color. Bright, attractive, creamy aromas of berry buttercream, roasted nuts, and caramelized smoked bacon with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length caramel apple, delicate spice, toffee, and cedar finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak. An attractively juicy and easy drinking Malbec that is sure to please.   ~BTI 

Technical Data

Production: 400 cases | Alcohol: 14.5% | TA:  g/l | Residual Sugar:  g/l | pH: 

Press & Points

2013 - 90 Points, Tim Atkin
2013 - 90 Points, Gold Medal, Best Buy - Beverage Testing Institute
2012 - 90 Points, Gold Medal, Best Buy - Beverage Testing Institute
2012 - 90 Points, Wine & Spirits
 

 
Alberti 154 Reserva 2015 Malbec DOC Lujan de Cuyo