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Yacochuya 2010 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. This comes from vines that are over 60 years old.

    Vintage: 2010 | Wine Type: Red Wine 
    Varietal: 100% Malbec
    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 in stainless steel tanks for 10 days, then left on its skin for 4 weeks.
    Conservation: 100% in new French oak barrels for eighteen months.  Bottled in November of 2009.
    Winemaker:  Marcos Etchart (Cafayate, Salta, Argentina) & Michel Rolland (Pomerol, Bordeaux, France)

    Tasting Notes

    "The 2008 Yacochuya feels much fresher and less ripe than the 2007. It is produced from old, ungrafted Malbec gown at 2,035 meters altitude in Cafayate, in the province of Salta. The fruit is wild, and there are aromas intermixed with notes of red and black berrie3s, and an earthy, truffle-like aroma, a whiff volatile perhaps. The palate is full bodied with volume and density, a powerful wine that does not really show its real size, which means it is quite balanced. An impressive ripe, big, wild Malbec. Drink 2015-2020."    ~WA

    Technical Data

    Production: 2000 cases | Alcohol: 15.9% | TA: 6.13 g/l | Residual Sugar: 3.0 g/l | pH: 3.9 

    Press & Points

    2013 - 93+ Points, Wine Advocate  
    2011 - 92 Points, Wine Advocate 
    2011 - 93 Points, James Suckling 
    2010 - 93 Points, Wine Advocate  
    2009 - 96 Points, James Suckling 
    2006 - 94 Points, Wine Advocate - 94

     

     
    Yacochuya 2010 Malbec