El Olvidado 2015 Reserva Tempranillo

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
  • Roughly half of Mendoza’s population is of Spanish descent, and over the years a number of Tempranillo vines have been planted in the region.
  • This bottling, from an heirloom quality parral style vineyard in Altamira, is packed with lush cherry and raspberry fruit.
  • A long growing season, very cold nights and low yields helped create a wine that is extremely concentrated, parral vineyard. 70 year old vines.

Vintage: 2015 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Tempranillo
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Altamira
Elaboration: Fermented in concrete tanks and then aged 12 months with a combination of new and used American oak.
Winemaker: Ermisch and Guillermo Heras 

TASTING NOTES

“Medium color.  Aromas and flavors of red fruit and herbs with a bright, dry light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with fruit tannins and a suggestions of oak.  A simple red to serve with everyday fare.”  ~Tastings.com

TECHNICAL DATA

Production: 1,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: | Residual Sugar:  g/l | pH:

PRESS & POINTS

2017 – 90 Points, Wine Advocate
2015 – 91 Points, BTI
2014 – 91 Points, Tastings.com, Best Buy

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