Nosotros

Uco Valley, Mendoza

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

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 6.4 g/L.

Grapes selected from La Delfina Vineyard in Altamira, Uco Valley, grown at an elevation of 1,150 m.

Tasting Notes

Deep and dense red with dark cherry, blueberry, dried fruits and spice aromas. Bright acidity, full bodied and concentrated, yet fresh. Long mineral finish.

Grilled red meat, cold meats, hard cheese.

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 18 months in 100% new French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 6.2 g/L.

Grapes selected from the Susana Balbo Winery estate in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, grown at an elevation of 1,080 m.

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.

Pairs well with grilled or roasted meats like beef or lamb, quail stuffed with sausage, or any other great meat combo you can dream up.

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. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 6.2 g/L.

Grapes selected from the Dominio del Plata estate vineyard, grown at an elevation of 1,080 m (3,543 ft.).

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.

Pairs well with grilled or roasted meats like beef or lamb, quail stuffed with sausage, or any other great meat combo you can dream up.

Selected grapes, destemmed, selected berries. Cold maceration for two days. Wild yeast. Delestage and pump-overs 3 times a day. Extended maceration 40 days. Max. temp. 31°C. Racking to new French oak barrels. Conservation over lees with batonage. Complete malolactic fermention in barrels. Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 6.2 g/L.

Grapes selected from the Dominio del Plata estate vineyard, grown at an elevation of 1,080 m (3,543 ft.).

  • 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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    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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    Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, November 2015

    "Fleshy, with flavors of roasted plum and dried berry that are long and rich-tasting. Ground coffee bean accents emerge on the savory finish. Drink now. 90 cases made."

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    Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, November 2015

    "Broad-textured, firm and juicy, offering focused flavors of red currant, dark plum and Asian spice. Features bright acidity, with a zesty finish accented by peppery notes. Drink now through 2018. 60 cases imported."

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    Patricio Tapia, Wine & Spirits, February 2016

    "The first release of Nosotros Malbec, in 2007, was dominated by oak and superripe fruit, as were many ambitious malbecs at the time.  The 2011 is also ripe and lush, but the fruit is accompanied by bright acidity and firm tannins, the oak playing only a supporting role.  A selection of the best barrels, it's a wine for the cellar."

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    Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, August 2015

    "The 2011 Nosotros Single Vineyard Nomade is from Altamira in the Uco Valley. Each vintage will be sourced from the best location for Malbec in that year, which is why the wine now has added the word "nomade" to its name. Future editions will be Vista Flores, Gualtallary. The destemmed grapes fermented in open barriques with manual punching down and a long maceration. There is a strong influence from the élevage here, with plenty of smoke, ash, cigar, toast and spices with roasted coffee, cured meat and dark chocolate mixed in and the Malbec character hiding in the background. It matured for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels, but some of the barrels had a very light toast much like what is normally used for Pinot Noir. The full-bodied palate has plenty of tannins, good freshness and underlying minerality, It is quite powerful and is an XXL red that needs time in bottle. 12,000 bottles produced."

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    2011 Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec
    James Suckling, May 2016

    "A late-released wine with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and floral undertones. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a focused and beautiful finish. It shows so much precision and intensity, yet always refined. A blend of the best wines that year. An icon wine for Argentina."

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    Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, June 2017

    "An easy-drinking, balanced red, with light, well-knit tannins and subtle notes of raspberry, dried thyme and citrus peel. Clean-cut and lightly chewy on the finish. Nero d'Avola. Drink now through 2019. 3,000 cases imported.—A.N."

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    James Suckling, James Suckling, October 2017

    "A fresh and juicy red with plum and berry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now."

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    Ian D'Agata, Vinous, September 2017

    "Dark ruby. Spicy bittersweet aromas and flavors of herbs, black cherry and spices. Long suave and spicy, with plenty of early appeal. (13.5% alcohol)"

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    Nathan Wesley, Wine Spectator, November 2013

    "Concentrated yet fresh, with bright acidity backing the polished dark cherry, plum, blueberry and spice notes, picking up a mineral element on the finish. Malbec. Drink now through 2020. 60 cases imported."

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    Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, April 2014

    "The 2010 Nosotros Malbec is 80% from Agrelo, from estate grapes planted at high-density vineyard (8,000 plants per hectare) and the rest from Gualtallary, complemented with fruit from an old vineyard from Tunuyan. The wine was raised in new French oak for 18 months. It is quite oaky, but the dense fruit seems to have absorbed it better than the Brioso. Here the chocolate and espresso coffee aromas are intermixed with notes of ripe cherries and violets, resulting in a quite showy, commercial and elegant nose at the same time. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals glossy, round and sweet tannins, with pungent flavors and good intensity. This is a big Malbec that should age well. Drink now-2020."

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  • 94

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    James Suckling, June 2015

    "A dense and powerful red with lots of blackberry, dried fruit and just a hint of new wood. Full-bodied and rich with a long finish. Muscular yet balanced. Needs two or three years to still soften."

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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2012

    "Good full ruby. Cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose, with a strong element of coconutty oak. Creamy in the mouth, offering strong, weighty fruit and an almost exotic sweetness. Comes across as rather heavily extracted, and very sweet and oaky on the back end. This impressively dense, outsized wine shows good underlying minerality but was a bit extreme for this taster."

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    Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, October 2012

    "The 2009 Nosotros Malbec comes from 53-year-old vines in Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley and is raised in new French oak for 18 months. It has a rich, blackberry and raspberry scented bouquet, interlaced by Valrhona chocolate and dried herbs. The palate is full-bodied with supple tannins and a sweet core of raspberry and strawberry fruit. Although the aromatics are a little oaky, the palate absorbs the oak well, rendering the finish harmonious and voluptuous. Drink now-2020."

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    James Suckling, July 2014

    "A blend with lots of ripe fruit and new wood. Hints of coconut too. Full and silky textured with loads of fruit and barrels, but it's bright and exciting. This is mostly from the estate vineyard in Agrelo with a percentage of Gualtallary. High density planting. Needs a year or two to come together more but delicious already."

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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2014

    "Bright, deep saturated ruby. Blackberry, cassis, licorice, espresso, mocha and bitter chocolate on the exotically oaky nose. Lush, sweet and seamless, with flamboyant oak tones to the flavors of black raspberry, currant, coffee and tobacco. In a distinctly sweet style but with sound balancing acidity. Can't quite match the 2010 for nuance or refinement, as this is more dominated by its new oak, but there's still plenty of underlying energy here."

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    Nathan Wesley, Wine Spectator, November 2012

    "A dense yet vibrant red, featuring a focused core of boysenberry coulis, cassis and jammy plum notes, finely woven with silky tannins and nuances of spice, licorice and graphite. Malbec. Drink now through 2017. 90 cases imported."

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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2013

    "Good bright red-ruby. Cassis on the nose, dominated by nutty oak; there's something a bit evolved here. Chewy, smooth and quite sweet, with raspberry, currant and graphite flavors joined by exotic oak tones. The long, palate-dusting finish features plush tannins and good juicy lift."

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2010 Nosotros Malbec Sales Sheet

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2011 Nosotros Malbec Label

2011 Nosotros Malbec Sales Sheet

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2011 Nosotros Malbec Tasting Notes

2012 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Label

2012 Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Tasting Notes

Nosotros Malbec Single Vineyard Nomade – Non-Vintage – Bottle