The wine was blended after aging for 14 months. Intense notes of red fruit and pure violet are balanced by acidity and medium-bodied tannins. Touches of oak come through on velvety long finish.
Translated from Spanish, Decero means “from scratch,” an apt description for the level of attention paid to viticulture and vinification at Finca Decero. The family has transformed 271 acres of barren landscape in the foothills of the Andes to a beautiful, high-density, thriving vineyard. Remolinos is planted on silty, loamy clay soils and was named after the tiny whirlwinds that thread through the vineyard, keeping the grapes dry. Each stage of the winemaking process is managed “amano,” or by hand – the grapes are hand-picked, sorted in the vineyard and the winery processed via gravity. Winemaker Marcos Fernandez works with consultant Paul Hobbs. ”With only four vintages on record, efforts have already paid off: remarkably wines, sensitively priced. All are made from Decero’s sustainably farmed Remolinos vineyard in Agrelo.” Decanter Magazine: Argentina’s 10 Star Names, August 2011
|The Malbec was sourced from a low-yielding vineyard parcel and was fermented in small wide stainless steel tanks at different temperatures. The more aromatic berries fermented at slightly lower temperatures than the berries that were more concentrated. The must macerated for a total of 25-30 days. Ninety percent of the wine was gently basket pressed into French oak (30% new), the remaining 10% was aged in tank.