Siesta en el Tahuan 2017 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
One of the many projects by the Catenas, this is by Ernesto Catena, a fourth-generation winemaker.
Winemaker: Alejando Kuschnaroff
Variety: Malbec 100%
Terroir: High altitude vineyards in Mendoza (Tunuyan, Vistaflores. La Consulta, Altamira), sandy soils
Ageing: 50% French oak, 50% 2nd-and-3rd-use American Oak, 10 months
Founded by fourth-generation winemaker Ernesto Catena, Tahuan is a winery based in Mendoza, Argentina. Tahuan produces 100% varietal wines from selected old vineyards at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Over the years, Ernesto and his team designed their biodynamic farm and vineyard as a sculpture to be gazed upon from the sky, much like the cities of the Mayan and Incan civilizations. Tahuan draws its name and inspiration from Tahuantinsuyu, the name the Incas used to refer to their empire.
Scores: 90 points, James Suckling