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Blend 'Edad Moderna', Altar Uco

Blend 'Edad Moderna', Altar Uco
  • A blend of 45% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Hand-harvested. Merlot is fermented separately while the other varieties are co-fermented
  • All in square cement pools with native yeast, partial whole-cluster
  • 6,000 bottles produced
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Argentina
Region:
Mendoza
Appellation:
Valle de Uco
Variety:
Blend - Red
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
91
Date:
2019-10-31

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2019-09-01
Review:
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)

Decanter

Score:
93
Date:
2020-08-31
Review:
Juan Pablo Michelini’s blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon combines purity and meatiness. A concentrated wine with no oak, it is aromatic and floral but at the same time meaty and herbal. Well-balanced with weight from textured Cabernet tannins and fresh, lifted black fruit. Muscular and fragrant as in a Syrah-Viognier combination.