Rupestre Valley / Salta / ArgentinaAltitude: 2200 metres above sea levelGrape variety: 100% TannatHarvested by hand at the end of March in 20kg crates, 3700 vines per hectare.Climate: Dry and warm, large temperature differencesSoil: sandy, stonyNotes on the tasting:The wine has a great structure, some smoky notes, with a great weight in the mouth. The climate of Salta, the altitude and the wild nature are really good for this grape. It is a much softer and juicy wine and not as tannic as one would expect. It goes very well with meat and winter casseroles.Serving temperature: 15 to 17°CAlcohol: 15.0%.Ageing potential: 5 - 8 years
This winery is located in North Yacochuya, in Cafayate, in the Calchaquí Valleys, in the province of Salta. Endowed with a solid professional background and a vast experience in viticulture, the Domingo brothers, Osvaldo, Gabriel and Rafael, have successfully put together the pecularities of altitude grapes and the latest technology and facilities.
Ranging from 1,600 to 2,300 metres above sea level, the sixty-hectare vineyards boast a special microclimate with more than 300 sunny days, scarce rainfall, and a wide temperature range, all of which allow for excellent grape growing conditions.
1,700 metres above sea level, in the deep sandy soils of the Cafayate Valley, the Torrontés from Domingo Molina is grown. Sunlight reflects on the sand and helps ripen the grapes, which now develop all their typical features. Constant gentle breezes blow, guaranteeing the health of the grapes, and their fresh, elegant aromas.
Domingo Molina has also vineyards in the Rupestre Valley, 55 kms north of the Cafayate Valley (Route #40), in the district of San Carlos. It is a desert-like region, surrounded by colourful mountains and green carob trees, where only the whistling wind breaks the arid silence. Such a magic place has been turned into fertile land. Special irrigation systems allowed water from the mountains to reach and water the first vineyards in the region. Being at 2,300 m above sea level, these are considered to be the highest vineyards in the world.
Torrontes, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat are some of the varieties that are grown respecting the ecological identity and personality of the terroirs. The wines obtained from these grapes display all the typical qualities of the region in their intense aromas and flavours, complex body, good structure and balance.
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet SauvignonTasting notes:Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Salta, in Argentina's highest wine region, are characterised by their full body and aromatic palette. This wine is no exception. In the glass it has an intense ruby colour. On the nose, the typical aromas of roasted red peppers, black fruits such as cassis and black pepper stand out. On the palate it has balanced, round tannins. Although it is a complex and concentrated wine, it is easy to drink and has a long and attractive aftertaste. Only 30% of the wine has been aged in 2nd use French oak barrels for 8 months.To enjoy it to the fullest, it is recommended to open the wine 20 minutes before tasting. Serving temperature:16° - 18° C
Grape variety: 100% MalbecTasting notes:This high-end Malbec presents a powerful aromatic palette, where black cherries and berries are very present, accompanied by hints of menthol and pepper. On the palate it is a full, opulent wine, with the typicality of the rustic soils of the area.Its round tannins and balanced acidity make this wine a pleasure for the palate, with a long persistence and an aftertaste that invites the next glass. Serving temperature:16°- 18°C