Felix Fortunato Lavaque arrived in Argentina in 1886 in search of land to grow vines seeing great potential in the natural resources available and within Cafayate, Salta he purchased land and vineyards. Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, with warm days and cool nights with just the right amount of rain, the Finca Quara winery and vineyards are 1800m above sea level.
Today the wines are produced by a team of winemakers made up of Luis Mounier, Pancho Lavaque and Marcelo Peleritti. The wines are elegant but bursting with personality.
Pale yellow with greenish tones.
In the nose, it´s a very expressive, fruity and floral, with white fruit and white flowers notes.
In the mouth, the first impact is slightly sweet. It´s medium -bodied, fresh and smooth. It has a fruity aftertaste.
The nose displays black skinned fruits, spices and a note of eucalyptus. The palate is firm and full bodied as one would expect but with plenty of fruit, earth spices and refreshing acidity.
Blend. 100% Malbec
Location. Cafayate Valley, Salta
Altitude. 1,800 M.A.S.L.
Tasting Note. A nose of damson, liquorice and sweet spices leads to a complex palate. Firm yet structured tannins add weight and texture to this well rounded wine; black pepper, plums and toasty oak flavours can all be found here.
Vinification Process. After hand picking the fruit undergoes a cold maceration for 3 to 4 days. Fermentation with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures between 24° and 26°C with twice daily remontages and one delestage. Total maceration is for 3 weeks and includes 100% malolactic fermentation. Then this malbec is rested in oak barrels (50% French, 50% American) for 8 months at a controlled temperature between 15° and 18°C
Food Match. Serve with a slow cooked lamb shoulder