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Tinto

This red wine comes from the Chacayes district in Uco Valley, Mendoza. It is a young area located at 3600 feet above sea level. Soils with alluvial sandy loam and gravel. It is a blend of Malbec co-fermented with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This wine is structured and fresh at the same time.

Place of origin: Chacayes, in upper Uco Valley, Mendoza.

Current vintages: 2017 and 2018.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2017 92
2016 91
2015 91
2014 91
Tim Atkin
2019 91
2018 90
2017 90
2016 90
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 93
2017 93
2016 93
2015 92
2014 94
James Suckling
2019 92
2018 92
2016 91
2015 93
Wine Enthusiast
2017 92
Wine Spectator
2016 90
2015 90

Viña Canota

This wine is the result of experimentation with older, original, non-alluvial geological areas. In Canota Valley, between 3400 and 4000 feet above sea level, the vineyard is irrigated with spring water. It is 100% Malbec, with fruity and exotic notes that stand out, making it di erent from most wines found in traditional grape producing areas from Mendoza.

Place of origin: Canota Valley, in the Pre-Cordillera foothills, Las Heras, Mendoza.

Current vintages: 2017 and 2018.

 

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2017 93
2016 93
2015 92
2014 91
Tim Atkin
2019 94
2018 93
2017 93
2016 93
2014 90
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 92
2017 94
2016 93
2015 94
2014 93
James Suckling
2019 95
2018 94
2017 91
2016 91
2015 93

Calcha

The origin of this wine is the Rupestre Vineyard, in a mountain range formation contemporary to the Pre-Cordillera, located in Salta, in the North West of Argentina. Planted at 7800 feet of altitude, and tended with loving care by the Domingo brothers, it is located halfway between Cafayate and Molinos. The soil formation is older than the soils in the Andes: built up by volcanic basalt, granite and sand, with fantastic drainage. The result is a distinctive Malbec, fresh and full of fruit, with a wild feeling to it and mineral notes that make it a clearly typical wine from Salta.

Place of origin: Valles Calchaquies – Salta, North of Cafayate, halfway between the town of San Carlos and the town of Molinos, in an área know as “Quebrada de las Flechas”.

Current vintages: 2017 and 2018.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2017 93
2016 92
2015 92
2014 92
Tim Atkin
2019 93
2018 94
2017 91
2016 95
2015 93
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 94
2017 94
2016 94
2015 93
2014 94
James Suckling
2019 93
2018 94
2017 91
2016 95
2015 93

Finca

The vineyard that gives origin to this Malbec was planted in 1938 and was cultivated by horses until 2002. It grows at 3200 feet of altitude, in alluvial soils: sandy loam with clay layers and deep gravel beds, formed by the millenary activity of Mendoza River. The combination this soil and old vines results in this classic wine from Mendoza, with flavors of attractive austerity, strong minerality, good balance and a long finish.

Place of origin: Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza.

Current vintages: 2017 and 2018.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2017 94
2016 93
2015 92
2014 93
Tim Atkin
2019 94
2018 94
2017 95
2016 95
2015 93
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 95
2017 94
2016 94
2015 95
2014 95
Wine Spectator
2018 95
2017 95
2016 94
2015 94
2014 93
James Suckling
2019 93
2018 94
2017 91
2016 92
2015 93
Wine Enthusiast
2017 94

Alteza

This vineyard is located in Yacochuya, on the western slopes of Cafayate Valley, at 7200 feet of altitude. It shares the Pre-Cordillera foothill soil structures with Rupestre. It is planted on a terrace built centuries ago by Aboriginal inhabitants and is irrigated by snowmelt. This Malbec's character is given by minerality and structure. Fruit isn't the center but an accessory, overshadowed by conviction of terroir, which builds the personality that makes it so attractive.

Place of origin: Yacochuya, Cafayate Valley, Salta.

Current vintages: 2017 and 2018.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2017 92
2016 93
2015 93
2014 93
2013 92
Tim Atkin
2019 94
2018 94
2017 94
2016 94
2015 94
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 94
2017 97
2016 96
2015 95
2014 96
James Suckling
2019 92
2018 95
2017 93
2016 94
2015 92
Wine Spectator
2017 94
2016 95
2015 92
2013 92
Wine Enthusiast
2017 92

Piedras Viejas Terrazas

Planted on the Pre-Cordillera slopes, due west of downtown Mendoza at an elevation of 5200 feet, Piedras Viejas is one of the most extreme vineyards in the world. This Piedras Viejas Terrazas wine  is a bottling of two vineyard blocs whose soil is mostly Lutite, a black sedimentary rock, with intrusions of limestone. The Terrazas blocks started production 7 years after planting. Piedras Viejas is a new frontier in viticulture, that results in unique flavors and aromas.

Place of origin: Pre-Cordillera hillsides in El Challao, Las Heras, Mendoza.

Current vintages: 2017 and 2018.

Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2017 96
2016 95
2015 95
2014 95
Tim Atkin
2019 94
2018 96
2017 96
2016 96
2015 94
Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 95
2017 96
2016 94
2015 96
2014 97
James Suckling
2019 98
2018 97
2017 94
2016 97
2015 96

Piedras Viejas Laderas

Planted on the Pre-Cordillera slopes, due west of downtown Mendoza at an elevation of 5200 feet, Piedras Viejas is one of the most extreme vineyards in the world. This Piedras Viejas Laderas wine is a bottling of the north and south facing slopes of a small hill of almost pure limestone with a small granite intrusion. These plants only started production ten years after planting. Piedras Viejas is a new frontier in viticulture, that results in unique flavors and aromas. The first vintage was 2018.

Place of origin: Pre-Cordillera hillsides in El Challao, Las Heras, Mendoza.

Current vintages: 2018.

Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 98
Tim Atkin
2018 95
James Suckling
2018 93

Blanco

This is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, cofermented. We gave the juice five days of contact with the skins prior to fermentation. 

Place of origin: Chacayes, zona alta de Valle de Uco

Current vintages: 2019 and 2020.

Descorchados Patricio Tapia
2018 93
2017 93
2016 94
James Suckling
2019 95
2018 94
2017 94
2016 93
Tim Atkin
2019 93
2018 93
2017 91
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2019 94
2018 93
2017 92
Wine Spectator
2017 91

Drinking Window

Contact

Calle Cobos 2142, Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo,
Mendoza.

GPS 33° 03´ 29.97” S 68° 54´21.42” W.

Visiting times: From Mondays to Saturdays, from 9:30, 11:30 am and 1:00, 3:00 pm.

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+54 9 261 6168 279

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Wine Club - wineclub@matervini.com

Lodging at our Mater House:
Agustín Achával - achaval.agustin@gmail.com
+54 9 351-539 3286

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