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A Wild Wine Tasting in Argentina

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On this day we head off to Clos de Los Siete, a collaboration of seven bodegas initiated in the early 2000's by Michel Rolland. The bodegas here are architecturally stunning, each designed in a way that reflects the individual winemakers, just like the designer wines made here. We first visited the wine making facilities of  Cuvelier Los Andes where we learned just how specific and sophisticated the art of wine making can be.
The winemaker at Cuvelier Los Andes shares his craft with our  Argentina  wine tour group.
He described how they take grapes from specific areas of their vineyards, combine various varietals mainly Malbec, but also from their own plantations of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, blending each according to the winemaker's specifications. Then he showed us and explained the amazing technology behind it with automatic control systems in fermentation tanks capable of fermenting each parcel of vineyard individually under strict controls. Likewise, in the cellars with capacity for 1200 oak barrels there are two different  environments controlling humidity and temperature for the malolactic fermentation and the other for wine preservation according to each  blend of wine. Then it's off for a tasting...

The anticipation before the wine tasting begins...

During the wine tasting...."No, no, no, Scott, I definitely sense the violet florals
and a little bit of hay. You're from Spokane. Don't you sense the hay?"
After the tasting we all agree it's great wine!

See yourself at the table? Call us at 1-800-345-4453 about our Wines and Adventures in Argentina or about our plans for Wines and Wildlife of Africa in 2015!

keeping it wild,

Kurt Kutay
Check out a previous blog post from our trip to Argentina: The Full Terroir

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    Kurt Kutay Friday, 12 April 2013

    Madelene, Thanks for your comment. Lots of empty w...

    Madelene,Thanks for your comment. Lots of empty wine glasses on the table is a good sign of what's to come! Lovely to see you run wine tasting tours from Temecula up through the Central Valley. Perhaps we'll join you some day. Why don't we collaborate and you lead a trip like this to Argentina that we'll organize and customize for you. You go free for 12 persons or so. Contact me if you are interested: Kurt 206-365-0686 or kurt@wildland.com

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    Madelene Swinny Thursday, 11 April 2013

    It's lovely to see those wine glasses at the t...

    It's lovely to see those wine glasses at the table. Looks like they were having fun. Nice photos by the way. -GoGrape.com

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