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La Puerta vineyards -- La Rioja


From the La Rioja province in the greater Cuyo Region in the northwestern area of Argentina. The vineyards are located in the Famatina Valley, near the town of Chilecito, 3,280 feet above sea level. The climate is semi-arid with large temperature swings between day and night. The soil is deep sandy-clay of alluvial origin. Drip irrigation from underground wells is used during bud break (Sep-Oct) & after the harvest.
La Puerta Malbec
Grapes: Malbec
Viniculture: Hand harvested, barrel aged – new wine is blended 50/50 with wine that has been aged 6 months in American & French oak
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Dark ruby red in color
Nose: This wine shows ripe fruit characteristics of plum, blackberry & mulberry with hints of mocha & vanilla oak.
Palate: Silky smooth with juicy berry fruit balanced with soft round tannins on the elegant long finish.

La Puerta Malbec - Info Sheet
La Puerta Malbec - Shelf Talker

La Puerta Alta Malbec
Grapes: Malbec
Viticulture: Hand harvested from the best selected fruit from dripe
irrigated vines which are hand pruned and canopy managed for
optimum flavor ripeness.
Viniculture: Vinified in separate tanks then blended with Reserva wines
aged in French and American oak barrels for 3 months.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Dark ruby red in color
Nose: Blackberry, currants with herb notes.
Palate: Ripe black cherries with hints of spice and velvety tannins.

La Puerta Alta Malbec - Info Sheet
La Puerta Alta Malbec - Shelf Talker

La Puerta Alta Malbec-Bonarda
Grapes: Malbec & Bonarda
Viticulture: Hand harvested. 
Viniculture: 3 months in French oak.
Appearance: Dark purple with ruby red hints
Nose:  Summer plums and dark cherries plucked from the tree.
Palate: Macerated black cherries layered with cacao nibs, plum, blackberry & black raspberries coated with earth, tannins, sweet vanilla spice.
La Puerta Alta Malbec-Bonarda - Shelf Talker

La Puerta Gran Reserva 
Grapes: 60% Malbec, 23% Bonarda, 17% Syrah
Viniculture: Hand-harvested, barrel-aged 12 months in French & American oak 
Alcohol:14.5% vol.
Appearance: Intense black-red color with purple hues
Nose: Full red fruits with hints of smoke
Palate: Complex & well-structured with lengthy finish. Rounded tannins give a unique character with great balance and multi-layered acidity.

La Puerta Gran Reserva Malbec - Info Sheet
La Puerta Gran Reserva Malbec - Shelf Talker


The Barberis family first became involved in winemaking during the 1960's when Don Humberto purchased vineyards in the Santa Rosa region of Mendoza. Today Adrian Barberis, the oldest of Don Humberto's children, continues on the tradition of producing the highest quality wines possible with the help of his brothers and sisters. In 2007 their operation was moved to a smaller winery in El Sauce, Guaymallénone, equipped with the latest technology. This insures that only the most premium wines enter their ever expanding markets.

Familia Barberis Malbec
Grapes: 100% Malbec
Viniculture: Hand-harvested. 30% French barrique for 9 months, 70% concrete wine tanks
Appearance: Reddish purple color
Nose: Ripe red fruits and spice, vanilla & chocolate
Palate: Balanced, medium-bodied with dark cherry and a long finish.

Familia Barberis Malbec - Info Sheet
Familia Barberis Malbec - Shelf Talker


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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>

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