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.
A lightly oaked malbec with intense ruby-red and violet hues. Very fruity with notes of plum, pepper and spices. On the palate good acidity with a seductive and lingering persistence. A well balanced wine with round harmonic tannins.
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.Finca Quara, Valle de Cafayate
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
Quara Vs Los Haroldos Mixed Case - please note that free delivery is only available in and around Birmingham & Solihull
1 bottle each of the following.
Quara Special Selection - tasting note
Quara Tannat- tasting note
Quara Torrontes- tasting note
Reserva Malbec - tasting note
Bonarda - tasting note
Chardonnay - tasting note
All 6 bottles for £70 inc VAT and local delivery
*Wooden box not included
Thursday 12 March 2015
Dovehouse Parade Solihull
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Finca Quara is situated in the heart of the Calchaqui Valley in Salta Argentina reputedly the highest vineyards of the world. Quara is one of the leading wine estates in the region and we are absolutely delighted that their charismatic export director Alfredo Cohen has found time in his hectic schedule to squeeze in a tasting here in our Dovehouse store.