Altar Uco Cabernet Sauvignon Edad Moderna 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
91
VM
90
WA
91
VM
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Bright medium ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, crushed rock, menthol and soil. Creamy and deep, displaying a restrained sweetness to its rather Malbec-like flavors of black fruits and tropical dark chocolate. Finishes with plush but serious tannins to support mid-term aging. This wine has a slightly higher pH than the Altar Uco Moderna blend. The soil in the El Peral vineyard is compact sand over granite stones covered with calcium carbonate. (this is Juan Pablo Michelini's personal project, started in 2014, with 80% of the fruit coming from 80-year-old vines in El Peral, the rest from 20-year-old vines in Gualtallary; he vinifies and ages the Altar Uco wines in square concrete tanks at Passionate Wines, in the town of Tupungato) ... More details
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Altar Uco Cabernet Sauvignon Edad Moderna 2018 750ml

SKU 830224
$19.84
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91
VM
90
WA
91
VM
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Bright medium ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, crushed rock, menthol and soil. Creamy and deep, displaying a restrained sweetness to its rather Malbec-like flavors of black fruits and tropical dark chocolate. Finishes with plush but serious tannins to support mid-term aging. This wine has a slightly higher pH than the Altar Uco Moderna blend. The soil in the El Peral vineyard is compact sand over granite stones covered with calcium carbonate. (this is Juan Pablo Michelini's personal project, started in 2014, with 80% of the fruit coming from 80-year-old vines in El Peral, the rest from 20-year-old vines in Gualtallary; he vinifies and ages the Altar Uco wines in square concrete tanks at Passionate Wines, in the town of Tupungato)
90
WA
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Edad Moderna Cabernet Sauvignon had some ripe aromas. It's an unoaked Cabernet matured in raw concrete for some eight months. There was an absence of herbal aromas, and it had a soft palate with round tannins, fruit-driven flavors and a supple finish. 6,000 bottles were filled in October 2018.
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size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
Overview
Rated 91 - Bright medium ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, crushed rock, menthol and soil. Creamy and deep, displaying a restrained sweetness to its rather Malbec-like flavors of black fruits and tropical dark chocolate. Finishes with plush but serious tannins to support mid-term aging. This wine has a slightly higher pH than the Altar Uco Moderna blend. The soil in the El Peral vineyard is compact sand over granite stones covered with calcium carbonate. (this is Juan Pablo Michelini's personal project, started in 2014, with 80% of the fruit coming from 80-year-old vines in El Peral, the rest from 20-year-old vines in Gualtallary; he vinifies and ages the Altar Uco wines in square concrete tanks at Passionate Wines, in the town of Tupungato)
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

From the valleys of California and Chile to the rolling hillsides of the Bordeaux region of France, the one red wine grape varietal you will find in abundance is the Cabernet Sauvignon. This darkly colored grape has been cultivated since the mid 18th century, when it was borne from a cross of fine Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc varietals. Since then, it has spread around the world and has been received with pleasure by wineries looking for a varietal which delivers excellence of flavor and aroma, whilst being hardy enough to resist frost and rot and other such difficulties. Indeed, Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most recognizable red wine grape varietal on earth, and is easily distinguished by its high tannin level and acidic nature, which is often so beautifully mellowed by being blended with Merlot and other such grapes.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

Situated in and around the Andean mountains, the Cuyo region of Argentina has long been associated with the best of the country's wine industry. Including now world famous provinces such as Mendoza and La Rioja, Argentina's Cuyo region has something of an ideal environment for the cultivation of high quality grapes – including Argentina's flagship varietal, the Malbec – which includes the beautiful Desaguadero River and its tributaries. Although the region itself is quite dry and arid, the soils have a remarkably high mineral content, and plenty of iron which gives it the distinctive red color associated with Cuyo. For several decades now, wineries in Cuyo have been booming, as more and more of the global wine audience begin to recognize the region's remarkable potential for rich and flavorful wines.
fields

Country: Argentina

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.
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green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

From the valleys of California and Chile to the rolling hillsides of the Bordeaux region of France, the one red wine grape varietal you will find in abundance is the Cabernet Sauvignon. This darkly colored grape has been cultivated since the mid 18th century, when it was borne from a cross of fine Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc varietals. Since then, it has spread around the world and has been received with pleasure by wineries looking for a varietal which delivers excellence of flavor and aroma, whilst being hardy enough to resist frost and rot and other such difficulties. Indeed, Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most recognizable red wine grape varietal on earth, and is easily distinguished by its high tannin level and acidic nature, which is often so beautifully mellowed by being blended with Merlot and other such grapes.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

Situated in and around the Andean mountains, the Cuyo region of Argentina has long been associated with the best of the country's wine industry. Including now world famous provinces such as Mendoza and La Rioja, Argentina's Cuyo region has something of an ideal environment for the cultivation of high quality grapes – including Argentina's flagship varietal, the Malbec – which includes the beautiful Desaguadero River and its tributaries. Although the region itself is quite dry and arid, the soils have a remarkably high mineral content, and plenty of iron which gives it the distinctive red color associated with Cuyo. For several decades now, wineries in Cuyo have been booming, as more and more of the global wine audience begin to recognize the region's remarkable potential for rich and flavorful wines.
fields

Country: Argentina

Anyone who has been the Mendoza area of Argentina may be surprised to find that this is one of the primary wine regions of the country, now comfortably sitting as the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The Mendoza is an incredibly dry and arid desert, which receives as little as two hundred millimeters of rainfall per year, and supports very little life at all. We can thank the ancient technologies of the Huarpes Indians for Argentina's current booming wine trade, as they managed to irrigate the region by digging channels from the Mendoza river, thus creating an area which had enough access to water with which to grow vines. Not only this, but the grape which Argentina primarily uses for their wines – Malbec – actually flourishes in such conditions, as it is less likely to suffer from the rot it so often finds in the considerably damper regions of Europe it has its origins in. Such expertise and foresight has resulted in Argentina being able to produce high quality wines of both red and white types, with Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon dominating the vineyards for red wines, and Torrontés, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc making up for most of the white wine produced there.