Yacochuya 2011 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: 2011 | 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. 100% in new French oak barrels for eighteen months.
Winemaker: Marcos Etchart (Cafayate, Salta, Argentina) & Michel Rolland (Pomerol, Bordeaux, France)
“There’s a depth and style to this red with dark berry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, extremely silky and refined. Beautiful texture.” – James Suckling
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 – 93 Points, James Suckling
2010 – 93 Points, Wine Advocate
2009 – 96 Points, James Suckling
2006 – 94 Points, Wine Advocate – 94
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