Alberto Antonini, who is the consultant winemaker here, is extremely excited by the commitment to quality and excellence that Patricio has shown since the outset, something that is displayed in the wines. The second, more surprisingly, was through Marilisa Allegrini. After visiting Patricio's property, she was so enamoured with Mendoza, and the potential it has, that she decided to produce an Amarone-style wine called Enamore at Renacer. With two such compelling links, we decided to import the wines. The winery itself was built in 2004 and is located in Perdriel, in Lujan de Cuyo, in the foothills of the Andes. The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in Lujan de Cujo, Medrano and Rivadavia which have an altitude between 600-900m above sea level and a range of soil types from poor through to fertile. The vines have an average age of over 50 years and yields are less than 8 tonnes per hectare. Harvest is always done by hand with a double selection of both clusters and berries.
|Grape Variety||Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Bonarda|
|Winemaker||Alberto Antonini/Pablo Profili|
|Wine Style||Red Italianesque|
|Region||The Mendoza Province is one of Argentina's most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country's entire wine production. Located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Aconcagua, vineyards are planted at the some of the highest altitudes in the world with the average site located 1,970-3,610 feet (600-1,100 meters) above sea level. The principal wine producing areas fall into two main departments-Maipu and Lujan which includes Argentina's first delineated appellation established in 1993 in Lujan de Cuyo. The pink-skinned grapes of Criolla Grande and Cereza account for more than a quarter of all plantings but Malbec is the regions most important planting followed closely by Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay. Mendoza is considered the heart of the winemaking industry in Argentina with the vast majority of large wineries located in the provincial capital of Mendoza.|