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Luca Beso de Dante Malbec Cabernet 750ml 2009
Sku: 36784
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $34.99

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Wine & Spirits 94 points - The 2009 Beso de Dante is a blend of 50% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 70% new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Pain grille, pencil lead, herbs, spices, and assorted black fruits are just some of the elements that titillate the nose. Medium-bodied with a sense of elegance, this savory, layered, plush offering needs at least 3-4 years of additional cellaring to reveal its full potential. Drink it from 2013 to 2024+. ”

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Laura Catena grew up in a wine-making family in Mendoza. Although she now splits her time between Mendoza and San Francisco (where she is a Emergency Room Physician, university professor, mother of three, and accomplished tango dancer!), Laura’s heart remains in Argentina and winemaking. She had a vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. A true pioneer of small-grower relations in Mendoza, Laura’s incredible, limited production wines come from some of Argentina’s best fruit from low-yield, high elevation, family-owned vineyards. Her final varietal blends deliver power along with complexity and finesse. They are the ultimate expression of rigorous vineyard management, viticultural experimentation, strict irrigation controls, skilled winemaking, and a quest for quality at any cost. Estela Perinetti, the winemaker at Luca Winery, hails from a prestigious background in Argentine winemaking and believes that good winemaking comes from care, precision, and attention to details. Luca is named after Laura’s first-born son. The family crest (the McDermott family) that appears in the label’s background is that of Laura’s husband, Dan. Laura is continually inspired by the synthesis of cultures in her own family, and this international inspiration infuses the style and quality of her wines.