Carlos Basso
Basso 2010 Cabernet- Merlot "Dos Fincas"
Wine Type:
Red
Region/Country:
Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
Vintage:
2010
Suggested Retail Price:
$15.49
Food Pairing:
The use of two separate vineyards in Argentina is a traditional practice to safeguard against the threat of hail. For the Basso family, it also allows them to make a more interesting blend by combining the attributes of two distinct micro-climates. The dark, powerful fruit from their vineyard in San Carlos, matched with the softer, more nuanced fruit from their vineyard in Tunuyan, makes for a memorable wine. The Cab and Merlot work together seamlessly as the nose exudes raspberry and sweet leather. Tastes warm and toasty, with ripe fruit softened by chocolate and pillowy tannins. Argentine red at its affordable best.
Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%
Wine Making:
Appellation: San Carlos (Altamira) and Tunuy√°n, Mendoza Winemakers: Jorge Rodriquez Production: 3,000 cases Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acid: 5.17 g/l VA: 0.52 g/l Residual Sugar: 3.41 g/l pH: 3.78
Producer Website:
http://www.carlosbasso.com/
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