Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon Remolinos Vineyard
Translated from Spanish, Decero means “from scratch,” an apt description for the level of attention paid to
viticulture and vinification at Finca Decero. Owner Thomas Schmidheiny has transformed 271 acres of
barren landscape in the foothills of the Andes into a beautiful, high-density, thriving vineyard. Remolinos
Vineyard was planted on silty, loamy clay soils and named after the tiny whirlwinds that thread through the
vineyard, which keeps the grapes dry. Each stage of the winemaking process is managed “amano,” or by
hand – the grapes are hand-picked, sorted twice at the winery and processed via gravity. Winemaker
Marcos Fernandez works closely with renowned consultant Paul Hobbs.
"With only four vintages on record, efforts have already paid off: remarkable wines, sensitively priced. All
are made from Decero's sustainably farmed Remolinos vineyard in Agrelo."
Decanter Magazine: Argentina's 10 Star Names, August 2011
|Aged for 14 months in French oak (30% new), the wine offers aromas of cherry,
spice and dark red fruit flavors. Firm tannins are nicely framed by bright and balanced acidity.
|90 Points ~ Wine Advocate "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Remolinos Vineyard is raised in 30% new oak. It has a very attractive bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry, cedar and vanilla that is both floral and elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grainy tannins. There is a tightly wound coil of blackberry fruit laced with pain grille and smoke that dovetails into an elegant but weighty finish. This is very well-crafted and deserves two years in bottle."
|The fruit was destemmed, cold soaked for 3-5 days before fermentation in small stainless steel tanks and
macerated for a total of 25-30 days.