CARLOS BASSO 2015 "DOS FINCAS" CAB-MALBEC
ABOUT THE WINE
The use of two separate vineyards in Argentina is a traditional practice to safeguard against the threat of hail. For the Basso family, it also allows them to make a more interesting blend by combining the attributes of two distinct microclimates. The dark, powerful fruit from their vineyard in San Carlos, matched with the softer, more nuanced fruit from their vineyard in Tunuyan makes for a memorable wine. A terrific value!
Vintage: 2015 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Malbec (Blend)
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: San Carlos (Altamira) and Tunuyán, Mendoza
Elaboration: Fermented and aged in stave studded concrete tanks for 9 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Adolfo Basso
Excellent quality price ratio. Shows jammy berry aromas backed by plump black berry and strawberry flavors. Solid and flush throughout with surprising softness.
Production: 4,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 5.18 g/l | Residual Sugar: 1.39 g/l | pH: 3.8
PRESS & POINTS
2012 - 89 Points, Tastings.com
2011 - 90 Points, Tastings.com
2011 - 88 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2010 - 92 Points, Tastings.com