2015 SuperUco Calcareo Granito de Gualta

- 750 ml
94
DEC
Availability: In Stock
$28.95
Availability: In stock
Product ID
83960-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Tons of perfumed, cassis-edged black fruit captures the attention right from the beginning. Marrying power with finesse, this is bright, refreshing and vibrant. Drinking Window 2017 - 2024

Decanter | 94 DEC
The 2015 Calcáreo Granito de Gualta (depending on the market it can be labelled as Calcareo Granito de Tupungato) is from a two-hectare plot in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. None of the wines in the Calcáreo line have any extraction. The amphora shaped cement vats where it fermented are filled to the top with full clusters and they have a long maceration but without pumping over or punching down. I always find the Gualtallary wines somehow wild and more mineral, with contained ripeness in 2015. It's very tasty and pure, with fresh flavors and chalky tannins. 4,000 bottles produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 94 RP
A wine with berries and orange peel with hints of spices. Medium body and juicy fruit. Medium finish. Mineral and spice undertones. Drink now.

James Suckling | 93 JS
(14% alcohol): Saturated bright medium ruby. Pungent aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, violet, black pepper, licorice and minerals, complicated by spice, black olive and leather nuances. Concentrated, tactile wine with a copacetic combination of subtle sweetness and saline minerality. This boasts lovely depth and definition but needs time for its acids and tannins to harmonize. The wine's rising length suggests it will evolve slowly and gracefully. Much cleaner than the 2015 Coluvio de Altamira Malbec. I like this! Incidentally, the Michelini brothers for the time being are using Gualta as a place name (the wine was previously called Granito de Tupungato) rather than Gualtallary, which is not yet a legal IG owing to a trademark issue.

Vinous Media | 91 VM

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Argentina: Argentina is a beautiful place when it comes to wine. The climate conditions in its most important sub-regions help stave off insects, molds, fungi, and other problems that would impede production. This allows the winemakers to hold off on pesticides and similar tools, making the wines that much more delicious and compelling. It's definitely possible to identify various European influences on the region's winemaking style, but what matters most is the big picture. Once you start exploring Argentine wines, it's hard to stop, because there's so much to discover. Start your journey, and learn why wine is considered Argentina's national liquor.
Producer SuperUco
Rating 94 DEC
Region Mendoza: South America is a continent where you can find some of the most remarkable wines worldwide. One of the most prolific regions in this part of the world is without a doubt Mendoza, located near the Andes, in western Argentina. Winemaking in Mendoza is a tale as old as time. In the late 19th century, wine production in this region increased and that's when Argentinian wines began their journey to some of the most luxurious restaurants outside the local market. What makes Mendoza grapes so fascinating is the prolonged growing season due to warm weather during the day and much cooler nights, so an impeccable balance between rich sweetness and fantastic acidity can be reached. Mendoza wines are therefore quite tannic, with well-known minerality and consistent quality year after year. In Mendoza, you're most likely to find Criolla Grande and Cereza grape varieties, along with Malbec, maybe the most widely planted variety, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. This diversity contributed to Mendoza's wine tourism, featuring the National Harvest Festival celebrated in March, where you can enjoy tons of wine tasting events. Maybe you'll get a chance to meet one of the ravishing Catena Zapata blends, or a famous Malbec red called Trapiche.
Type of Wine Argentina Red: If there were ever a single word that could perfectly describe fine Argentinian wines, it would be "purity." Red wine lovers could easily become spoiled for choice when that choice involves varietals such as Malbec or Tempranillo. With a complete dedication to a given grape, each bottle tells a compelling story, so have a seat and listen.
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Varietal Malbec: Malbec is something of an oddity among red wine grape varietals. It has traditionally been considered difficult to grow and implement in France, a challenging choice that often doesn't pay off. However, once it was brought over to Argentina, the world began to realize how mind-shatteringly appealing it can be. Nowadays, Malbec wines stand toe to toe with the greatest wines of the planet as Argentina's most accomplished red wine varietal.
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