Dharma Reserva 2017 Bio-Dynamic Red Blend

PRODUCER INFO
  • Christopher Ermisch was the original founder of Bodega Calle, along with Elvira Calle, a well-known local businesswoman and philanthropist and the original owner of Mendoza’s Los Andes newspaper.
  • The original brand was 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 named 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
  • Dharma is all about the natural essence of wine made with the most natural processes possible. The grapes are organic and bio-dynamically farmed.
  • The winery is organically certified and all grapes are delivered to the tanks via gravity and fermented with native yeast.
  • The wine is vegan in that no animal products were used in any part of the winemaking process. GMO free. Single Vineyard.
  • The wine was meticulously cellared for 12 months in first and second use french oak barrels then blended and bottled. Aged at least one year before release.

Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 50% Malbec / 50% Cabernet Franc
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Single Vineyard, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Elaboration: Destemmed and delivered to concrete fermentation tanks via gravity. Pumped over 2 times a day, delestage at middle of fermentation.
Conservation: Hand harvested. Made with gravity flow in the winery. Unfined and unfiltered. Aged in 2nd and 3rd use French oak for 12 months.
Winemaker: C. Ermisch and Guillermo Heras

TASTING NOTES

“The 2017 Dharma is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc from a single vineyard in La Consulta that is organic and biodynamically farmed. – I think the two varieties work very well together (it used to have Petit Verdot instead of Cabernet Franc), and it feels compact, integrated and serious. It has good ripeness without excess and fine-grained, elegant tannins. Serious, with potential to improve in bottle. Very good value too. 12,000 bottles produced.” – Wine Advocate

TECHNICAL DATA

Production: 1000 cases | Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 5.17 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.25 g/l | pH: 3.8

PRESS & POINTS

2017 – 91 Points, Wine Advocate

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