50% of fruit is sourced from Lujan de Cuyo where the winery is located (approximately 900m above sea level) while the remainder of fruit comes from the Uco Valley at 1100-1200m elevation. Co-fermented to balance the acidity gained from the higher site with the fruit ripeness gained from the ‘lower’ site. This is delicious Malbec. Medium bodied with notes of black olive, olive pip, black cherry and a chewy/slight-meatiness to the tannins. All-round delicious with entirely natural acidity that leaves the palate clean and asking for more. My pick of Matias’s reds. – Ches Cook, FWC.
“2018 Tinto de la Casa was produced with Malbec—50/50 grapes from Las Compuertas and Gualtallary, fermented together with some full clusters in oak vats. It has an explosive and aromatic note with notes of flowers and herbs. The flavors are pungent and focused, with very integrated oak but with some spices, with fine-grained tannins, good complexity and depth. This is quite sophisticated and feels like a more expensive wine than it is. A bargain! 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2019 after one year in oak vats. 93 points.” – Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate.