A wonderful blend of Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet and Bonarda.  As the name suggests this is a blend of only the best barrels produced at the winery of the four varietals.  Red and dark berried fruit with aspects of cedar, tobacco and a smokiness that is balanced beautifully with a touch of spice throughout.  Outstanding wine

Caligiore, ORGANIC Barrel Selection Blend. Argentina

  • Varietal(s): Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda
    Country: Argentina
    Region: Mendoza
    Vintage: 2013/16
    ABV: 14.5%
    Case Size: 6x75cl
    Closure: Cork

    Background Information
    In 1969 the Caligiore family bought Finca la Marolina vineyard in Mendoza’s Lujan de Cuyo region, close to the foothills of the Andes and in sight of its snowy peaks. Malbec had been planted there since 1930 and for some years the grapes were sold to local wineries until 3rd generation Gustavo took control in 2011, establishing his own winery 2 years later.

    Tasting Note
    As the name suggests, this superb wine is only made from the finest barrels of the four varietals that make up the blend. A deep ruby colour, its powerful structure is beautifully held in check by melting tannins and ripe acidity, and the concentration is most impressive. You’ll find aspects of smoke, cedar and tobacco among the vivid red and dark berried fruit, and there’s a neat vein of spice running through the wine. Quite a favourite of ours.

    Further Information
    Vegetarian: Yes
    Vegan: Yes
    Organic:  Since  2004
    Allergens: Sulphites