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San Pedro de Yacochuya 2014 Malbec

About the Producer
  • In 1988, Dany and Michel Rolland were asked to be consultants to one of the oldest families in the valley of Calchaquie, the Etcharts. There they discovered Cafayate, a true paradise for viticulture in the north-west of Argentina. They fell in love with the country, its culture, traditions and its people. It was a ‘coup de coeur’!
  • Cafayate is an extremely beautiful region situated several hundred kilometers to the south of the Tropic of Capricorn, at 6560 feet altitude with a very distinctive climate of hot days and cool nights.
  • The name is highly unusual - and very un-French! Translating literally to ”clear water” in the Quechua language, it references the precious river adjacent to the vineyard.
  • About the Wine

    Grown at 6700 feet above sea level. Grapes come from vineyard that is more than 90 years old.

    Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine 
    Varietal: 85% Malbec 15% Cab Sauvignon
    Origin: Argentina | Appellation:   Finca Yacochuya, Valles Calchaquíes, Salta, Argentina
    Elaboration: Harvested by hand in small picking boxes in the morning at low temperatures. Carefully selected on sorting belt and fermented for 10 days, then left on its skin for 4 weeks.
    Conservation: 12 months in 50% new and 50% second use barrels.  Bottled May, 2013. Unfined and unfiltered.
    Winemaker:  Marcos Etchart (Cafayate, Salta, Argentina) & Michel Rolland (Pomerol, Bordeaux, France) 

    Tasting Notes

    An inviting nose of smoke, tar, licorice, soy, black cherry, and black currant.  This leads to a full-bodied wine with layers of succulent fruit, excellent depth and concentration, and a lengthy, pure finish.  

    Technical Data

    Production: 5500 cases | Alcohol: 15.7% | TA: 5.66g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.93g/l | pH: 3.80

    Press & Points

    2015 - 91 Points, Wine Advocate
    2014 - 92 Points, Wine Advocate
    2013 - 90 Points, Vinous
    2012 - 91 Points, Wine Advocate
    2012 - 90 Points, Stephen Tanzer
    2009 - 90 Points, Stephen Tanzer
    2009 - 90 Points, Wine Advocate
    2008 - 91 Points, Wine Advocate

    San Pedro de Yacochuya 2014 Malbec