Nosotros

Gualtallary (Uco Valley), Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Intense notes of red plums, cherries and dried apricots stand out, combined with a touch of violet perfume. The subtle calcareous notes add complexity. This wine has great body, structure and concentration. The acidity and fine-grained tannins balance give a unique and lingering sensation.

Grilled, roasted or smoked preparations. All sorts of meats, especially red meats and pork. Hard and smoked cheeses. Spicy or hot preparations, especially those with pepper. Grilled vegetables and mushrooms.

Grapes were refrigerated at 8°C (46°F) for 24 hours before crushing. Double selection of bunches and grains. Cold maceration for four days. Fermentation in 6,500-liter (1,700-gal) oak casks. Push-downs were performed. Fermentation at 28°-30°C (82°-90°F), with native yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 30-35 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrels. Oak Aging:  16 months French oak barrels (80% new, 20% second-use).

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.7 g/L.

Grapes selected from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza at 980 m.a.s.l./ 3,215 ft. (average)

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red color. Notes of dark berries such as blueberries, cassis and blackberry, and floral notes. Subtle calcareous notes add complexity. Being a cold year, the wine displays very good natural acidity and it is in excellent balance with the alcohol. With tannic volume. Compact and intense wine.

Grilled or roasted meats like beef, lamb or quail, and pasta with cream-based sauces

Double selection of clusters and grains. Cold maceration for 96 hours. Fermentation in oak vats of 6,500 liters. Only pump-overs were performed. Fermentation at 28°-30°C (82°-86°F), only with wild yeasts. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 45 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred in barrels. Very good aging potential. Oak Aging:  16 months, 80% in French oak of first use and 20% in French oak of second use.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.9 g/L.

Grapes selected from Gualtallary (Uco Valley) at 1,285 m AMSL

Tasting Notes

Deep, intense red color. Aromas of red and black fruits. In the mouth, spicy and with juicy acidity. Vibrant, intense, with elegant tannins and good persistence. Great aging potential.

Grilled or roasted meats like beef, lamb or quail, and pasta with cream-based or spicy sauces

Carefully selected clusters. Cold maceration for 96 hours. Fermentation in 6500 liter oak casks, with daily pillages. Fermentation temperature of 28-30 ° C., with indigenous yeasts. 45-day extended maceration. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged for 16 months in 80% new French oak, 20% in second use French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.6%; acidity 5.8 g/L.

Grapes selected from Gualtallary (Uco Valley) at 1,285 m AMSL

Tasting Notes

Deep, intense red color. Aromas of red and black fruits. In the mouth, spicy and with juicy acidity. Vibrant, intense, with elegant tannins and good persistence. Great aging potential.

Grilled or roasted meats like beef, lamb or quail, and pasta with cream-based or spicy sauces

Carefully selected clusters. Cold maceration for 96 hours. Fermentation in 6500 liter oak casks, with daily pillages. Fermentation temperature of 28-30 ° C., with indigenous yeasts. 45-day extended maceration. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged for 16 months in 80% new French oak, 20% in second use French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.6%; acidity 5.8 g/L.

Grapes selected from Gualtallary (Uco Valley) at 1,285 m AMSL

Tasting Notes

A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an alluring nose of toasty oak, mineral, licorice, lavender, exotic spices, and assorted black fruits. Dense, rich, and voluptuous on the palate, this is a full-bodied beauty.

Grilled red meats, hard cheese, spicy or sweet sauces, pasta.

Carefully selected clusters. 4 days of cold maceration. Native yeast. Pump overs and delestage three times a day. Extended 40 day maceration at a max. temp. of 31°C. Fermented in 500L barrels and concrete eggs. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged for 16 months in 100% new French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 15%; acidity 6.5 g/L.

Grapes selected from Vistas Flores, Tunuyán (Uco Valley) at 1,110 m AMSL

  • 93

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    Wine Advocate, March 2021

    "The 2017 Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec was produced with grapes from a vineyard in Agrelo, a classical zone of Mendoza. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in a 6,500-liter oak vat and matured in French barriques (80% of them new) for 16 months. It's a traditional wine and subtly oaked with sweet spice aromas and fine-grained tannins. Very showy. 10,000 bottles were filled in September 2018."

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    Tim Atkin, April 2021

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    James Suckling, April 2021

    "Black plums, blueberries, dried herbs, cedar, vanilla and crushed stones on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with ultra fine tannins and bright acidity. There’s vivacity and wild energy to this, with layers of bitter chocolate and berries interwoven with stones and minerals. So energetic and very driven with gorgeously integrated tannins. So long, too. Drink or hold."

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    Wine Spectator, December 2021

    "Intensely fruity, with vibrant acidity to the concentrated blueberry, red currant and plum flavors that feature plenty of inky accents. Shows toasty notes on the Asian spice–filled finish. Drink now through 2026. 200 cases imported."

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  • 97

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    James Suckling, April 2020

    "Beautiful silkiness and finesse to this wine. It’s so impressive and beautiful. The tannins are so fine, from the chalk soils of the vineyard. Medium to full body. Cool fruit. Extremely long and racy. Drink or hold."

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  • 92

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    Wine Spectator, October 2018

    "Plushly textured, featuring ripe, juicy dark plum, blackberry and dark currant flavors flanked by a bittersweet chocolate note. Mineral and spice details show on the finish, with some white pepper hints. Malbec. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases imported"

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    Vinous, August 2018

    "Bright medium ruby. Pungent graphite minerality lifts aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry and violet. Wonderfully deep, precise and intense yet light on its feet, with dark berry, floral and bitter chocolate flavors accented by pronounced saline minerality. This is finer-grained than its more powerful 2013 predecessor, and its very long, palate-saturating finish shows more refined tannins. It should age beautifully. Balbo selects her best single batch of pure Malbec each year from five sources of grapes based on blind tastings. This wine was from Altamira, while the 2013 was from Gualtallary, the 2015 was from Vista Flores and the 2016 from Gualtallary."

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  • 98

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    James Suckling, March 2019

    "The aromas of blueberries, violets and cedar with sandalwood and lavender are so beautiful. Rose petals, too. Full-bodied, extremely dense and tight with a compact palate and superb fruit concentration. Extremely long and precise. Needs four or five years to come together. Drink after 2023."

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    Wine Advocate, July 2018

    "With a profile closer to the wines from the 1990s, the 2013 Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec is concentrated and powerful and needs time in bottle. Even if they lowered the oak, it's still very oaky, with abundant smoke and spice aromas and a little more in the palate, where there were abundant, grainy, slightly astringent tannins and oak-related flavors. In 2013, it's produced with the grapes from the same vineyard as the Expresivo in Gualtallary. But this is a Gualtallary from a different era; the more recent wines feel a lot fresher and with the oak better integrated. For fans of oaky Malbec. 14,000 bottles were filled in October 2014."

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    Vinous, July 2017

    "Bright, full medium ruby. Pungent, oak-driven aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, violet, espresso and bitter chocolate. Large-scaled, plush and rich without going over the top. The concentrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry and licorice aren't hugely sweet but are rich, silky and deep, avoiding the overripeness shown by the 2012 bottling. Serious, firm, high-class tannins will ensure a evolution in bottle. This classy, impeccably balanced wine boasts terrific mouth coverage and slowly building back-end sweetness."

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    Wine Spectator, November 2017

    "Powerful and concentrated, with well-structured dark fruit and spice flavors. Raspberry and dark plum notes dominate, showing red currant accents. Delivers lively acidity, with a finish that lingers with hints of slate and pepper. Drink now through 2022."

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    James Suckling, March 2018

    "The intense but more importantly ethereally-fresh fruit here takes your breath away. A kaleidoscope of freshly-picked blackcurrants, brambleberries, boysenberries and mulberries, but though this a late release, it's like they were picked yesterday. Then there's pure ink, iodine, licorice and dark plums. Full body, seamless tannins, unmitigated fruit and an incredibly long finish. So delicious now, but better in 2022 and way after that, too."

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    Descorchados, 2017

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  • 91

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    Vinous, March 2016

    "Bright, dark ruby. Superripe aromas of black raspberry and chocolate show some porty high tones. The wine's dark fruit flavors reveal a slightly raisiny quality but fresh acidity gives definition and lift to the middle palate. A bit disjointed today, in need of more time in bottle to harmonize. This hugely ripe, rather oaky wine finishes with big tannins and excellent dusty persistence. This is a popular style in the marketplace but today I prefer the 2013 Brioso for its definition and energy. Susana Balbo told me that she never picks overripe gapes for fear of losing acidity, but this wine is the closest of all these current releases to overripe."

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  • 93

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    Wine Advocate, December 2016

    "The 2012 Nosotros Single Vineyard Nomade Malbec is sourced from a different place each year, and in this occasion the grapes were selected from Vista Flores in the Valle de Uco, from the Finca Los Carolinos at 1,100 meters altitude. The destemmed grapes fermented in 6,500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts and had a post fermentative maceration of 45 days. This time the amount of new oak has been reduced to 80% from 100%, and the élevage time shortened to 16 months (from 18). The wine is still quite oaky after all this time. 2012 was a ripe vintage, and you notice it if you taste it next to more recent, cooler years. It provided the wine with a heady, ripe profile, but without much excess. The influence of the oak seems to be softer, it's spicy and smoky, but the fruit comes through more clearly, juicy and with elegant tannins, vibrant and elegant within the style. 14,000 bottles were filled in November 2013."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2017 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Tasting Notes

2015 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Label

2015 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Tasting Notes

2014 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Tasting Notes

2013 Nosotros Malbec – Sales Sheet

2013 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Tasting Notes

Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Non-Vintage – Bottle

2012 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Label

2012 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Tasting Notes