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Bodega Lavaque
Grape Varieties
Optimum Drinking
Within 3 years
Wine Style
Fruity full bodied red
Alcohol by Volume
Natural Cork
Style / Colour


Calchaqui in Salta is one of the highest wine-growing regions in the world, with vineyard altitudes ranging from 1,500 - 3,100 m.a.s.l. It runs for around 170 miles, north to south, through deep valleys along the spine of the Andes. The mineral-rich mountain slopes support around 3,300 hectares of vines. Dry climate and wide diurnal temperature variation leads to small crops of healthy, concentrated fruit (largely Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon) although grapes are vulnerable to both sunburn and summer hail.


For many years, the isolated mountain valleys of Northern Argentina were home to the Incas. Today the valleys are home to the highest vineyards in the world, lying at an altitude of nearly 2,000 metres above sea level. Here the crystal clear skies, pure mountain air, and a long cool growing season provide perfect conditions for the fifth-generation of the Lavaque winemaking family to produce the highest quality grapes, using sustainable biodynamic farming methods.


From one of the highest commercial vineyards in Argentina, where the exceptional altitude, high solar radiation and 320 sunny days a year give the wines a unique character. Soils are alluvial, with a loamy sandy texture, and low in nitrogen, phosphorous and organic matter. Vines are trellised with the parral system and hand harvested.


The grapes are harvested early in the morning to arrive fresh for slow fermentation with native yeasts. Once pressed, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. After 6 months of lees contact, the wine is racked and soft fining is carried out prior to bottling.

Tasting Note

A clear, deep red with flashes of garnet. Ripe black fruits on the nose with notes of coffee, sweet tomato and thyme. Good structure defined by round tannins and nice acidity. Balanced and juicy, with a touch of spice and a silky finish.

Food Matching

Ideal with stews and fattier roast meats such as lamb and pork. Also works very well with smoked foods

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