SAN PEDRO DE YACOCHUYA
Yacochuya’s little brother, San Pedro de Yacochuya benefits from the same attentions and sorting than its older. Ageing for a shorter period, he keeps its freshness and delicacy to be drunk sooner.
APPELLATION / Cafayate, Salta
GRAPE-VARIETY / 85% Malbec + 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
VINEYARD AREA / Located at 2035 meters of altitude (6.560 feet).
AGE OF THE VINES / 10 years old.
SOILS / Clayey-siliceous, gravelly-siliceous.
- Manual grapes picking and sorting
- Fermentation in small stainless steel tanks.
AGEING / 12 months in french oak barrels.
PRODUCTION / 50.000 bottles.
Realized in January 2011
Color : bright ruby
Nose : smoky and mineral at the same time, with notes of pressed grapes (must) after aeration;
Palate : chewy with a nice ripe fruit and silky tannins : we can find minerality and freshness in the lingering finish. A well-balanced, straight and forward wine.
THEY SPOKE ABOUT IT…
>> DECANTER ***
>> WINE ADVOCATE – 91 PTS
Wine Advocate #192 – Dec 2010
The 2008 San Pedro de Yacochuya, composed of 85% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and is aged for 12 months in 30% new French oak. Purple in color, it offers up an inviting nose of smoke, tar, licorice, soy, black cherry, and black currant. This leads to a full-bodied wine with layers of succulent fruit, excellent depth and concentration, and a lengthy, pure finish. This outstanding value will profit from another 2-3 years of bottle age and will deliver peak drinking from 2012 to 2023.
>> WINE ADVOCATE – 90 PTS
Jay Miller - erobertparker.com #191 – Dec 2010
Good Malbec is grown in the north too; roasted character, dense black fruits, drink now – 8 years.
>> INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR – 91 PTS
(mostly old-vines malbec; aged 14 months in new French oak): Bright saturated ruby. Musky aromas of blackberry, violet, truffle and smoked meat; reductive and rather syrah-like. Lush on entry, then smooth and wild in the middle, with a saline character to its flavors of blackberry, cocoa powder and nutty oak. Very broad and full but not heavy thanks to a lovely combination of sweetness and supporting acidity. Classically dry, resounding finish shows suave tannins and terrific length. This should be a crowd-pleaser.