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The Lavaque family arrived in Argentina in 1886 and Felix Fortunato Lavaque travelled to Cafayate, Salta (Northern Argentina) in search of land to plant vines, he saw great potential in the natural resources available and so within this high altitude oasis he purchased land and vineyards. Felix was the first to plant noble varieties which at that time were called "French" and composed of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat. Today these same emblematic varieties remain an important part of the Lavaque portfolio and the family has worked hard in the region to develop not only the wines but also to ensure it is a thriving community.The Finca Quara winery and vineyards are over 1800 meters above sea level, which imparts great character in the wines. It is a valley surrounded by mountains, with cool nights and warm days and just enough rain to almost stress the vines, which combine to provide grapes that are rich in flavours.To further enhance these excellent conditions they add the work of a great team of winemakers consisting of Luis Mounier, Pancho Lavaque and Marcelo Peleritti. The results are elegant wines with personality which always respect what the terroir provides.
Producer: Felix Lavaque
Variety: 100% Malbec
Region: Cafayate Valley, Salta
Altitude: 1,800 meters above sea level
Colour: Intense ruby-red with violet hues
Aroma: Very fruity with notes of plum, pepper and spicesFlavour: Well balanced, harmonic with sweet and round tannins. Good acidity with a seductive and lingering persistence
Producer: Finca QuaraGrape Varieties: MalbecOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Un-oaked fruity medium bodied redAlcohol by Volume: 14%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: ArgentinaStyle / Colour: Red
This wine is a favourite of my brother and this was the one place I could find it easily in the UK. Very easy ordering and fast delivery with great protective packaging!
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