ELIXIR WINE GROUP BLOG

Alberti 154 and Ca de Calle get noticed!

As many of you know, I took over the management of Bodega Elvira Calle 3 years ago. In that time, we have improved the management and the wines. I am attaching two brand new pieces of press on our operation.

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90 Points For Durigutti 2007 Malbec (WS)

“Quite ripe and toasty, with a hefty dose of mocha and coffee laid over the fleshy dark plum, currant and blackberry fruit. This stays toasty through the finish, but it’s well-integrated, with the fruit an equal match. Drink now through 2010.” 5,800 cases made. –JM

 

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MENDOZA HARVEST 2009

2009 harvest in Mendoza, Argentina is looking good so far. Flower set had some isolated issues with frost and winds earlier in the year, but it hasn’t made much of a difference except for lowering final harvest yields. A hot February pushed sugars to early heights, but things have thus

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TANZER GIVES 91 POINTS TO 05 DURIGUTTI MALBEC RESERVA!

2005 Durigutti Malbec Reserva, Mendoza “Bright ruby-red. Complex, soil-driven aromas of blackberry, spices, licorice and fresh herbs; perfumed and enticing. Then juicy and intense in the mouth, with a crushed cassis flavor complicated by licorice and violet. A densely packed wine that’s long on personality. Finishes with big, broad, dusty

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CA DE CALLE 2007 GRAN RESERVA

By now you have likely tasted through the 2007 vintage Albert 154 wines. If sales are any indication, they are by far the best wines we have ever produced in our small Lujan de Cuyo based winery. In early 2007 we separated out and fermented a small selection of our

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Back in the USA

Hi all: I am back finally in the USA after almost a year in Argentina and Chile. We were fortunate to be able to live at the Elvira Calle Winery in Lujan during this time and it was amazing. My three girls went to school in Mendoza. It was a

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