Wine Spectator 88 points - Bright medium ruby. Subdued, rather cool aromas of blackberry, cocoa powder, licorice and menthol. At once supple and juicy, with a serious spine of acidity supporting the concentrated flavors of blackberry and bitter chocolate. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and a slight herbal nuance. Nicely balanced to evolve gracefully in bottle.
The 2010 Alegoria Gran Reserva Malbec is produced from fruit grown in the Uco Valley and has an expressive nose mixing red and black fruit, smoked meat, and plenty of spices, with personality. The palate is medium-bodied, with melted tannins, and freshness provided by good acidity and red fruit flavors coated with sweet spices. Drink 2014-2017.
"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.