Altar Uco Red Blend Edad Moderna 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
91
WA
90
VM
91
WA
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Edad Moderna Blend is equal parts of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, mostly from old vines fermented and matured in raw concrete; despite that, it had a curious smoky twist. It had energy and complexity, with the varieties very integrated (most were fermented together), juicy and supple, with fresh flavors of ripe fruit and some chalky tannins. It should do great with food. 6,000 bottles were filled in October 2018. ... More details
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Altar Uco Red Blend Edad Moderna 2018 750ml

SKU 830225
$19.19
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91
WA
90
VM
91
WA
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Edad Moderna Blend is equal parts of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, mostly from old vines fermented and matured in raw concrete; despite that, it had a curious smoky twist. It had energy and complexity, with the varieties very integrated (most were fermented together), juicy and supple, with fresh flavors of ripe fruit and some chalky tannins. It should do great with food. 6,000 bottles were filled in October 2018.
90
VM
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
Bright medium ruby. A touch of reduction to the nose, without quite the early precision of the Edad Moderna Cabernet. Creamy and easygoing on the palate, and a bit softer than the Cabernet. The wine's acidity gives it good balance even though its components could still use a year or so to knit. This rather plush blend finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. Michelini believes that this wine will surpass the Cabernet Sauvignon in the future but I find the Cabernet longer. (the Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon come from Gualta and El Peral, while the Merlot is picked earlier and vinified separately)
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size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
subappellation
Uco Valley
Overview
Rated 91 - The 2018 Edad Moderna Blend is equal parts of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, mostly from old vines fermented and matured in raw concrete; despite that, it had a curious smoky twist. It had energy and complexity, with the varieties very integrated (most were fermented together), juicy and supple, with fresh flavors of ripe fruit and some chalky tannins. It should do great with food. 6,000 bottles were filled in October 2018.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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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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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
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.