Wine Spectator 88 points - (aged for 15 months in new oak, 80% French and 20% American): Deep ruby color. High-pitched aromas of dark berries, licorice and bitter chocolate. Creamy-sweet and broad in the mouth, showing a bit of alcoholic warmth but also enough acidity to maintain its shape. Boasts plenty of sex appeal but the chocolatey oak currently masks the Malbec fruit character.
"A complex red, displaying layered flavors of incense, smoke and wild herb to the spicy wild berry fruit. Moderate oak adds support to the dark finish." - Wine Spectator
|Wine maker notes
|One of our most emblematic wines, our Alegoria Malbec is hand crafted with the finest attention to detail. In the vineyard, we maintain low yields with diligent farming to achieve concentrated flavors from the varietal. The fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted and brought to the winery where we crushed the grapes and allowed them to sit in a cold soak for a few days, drawing forward the aromatics and gently extracting the subtleties in the fruit. During fermentation, we maintained low temperatures, allowing slow, thorough development of flavors. To give the wine its lovely oak highlights, we aged it for 15 months in new French oak barrels.
|The Navarro Correas family descends from the Correas family, an old and prestigious name related to the production and manufacturing of high-quality wines. The family history dates back to 1798, when Sir Juan de Dios Correas planted the first vine seeds in the lands of Mendoza at the foot of the Andes ridge. Sir Juan De Dios also played an active role in the public life of Mendoza, where he served as Municipal Councillor in the year 1814 and as governor in 1824. Since mid 1800, and for more than a century, the family used to sell the Winery’s grapes and wines to other producers. Finally, in 1974 Sir Edmundo Navarro Correas, a direct descendant of Juan de Dios Correas, started to manufacture wines bearing his own name.