"Pure blackberry aromas are dosed with spice, lemon peel and grit. This blend of Malbec and Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc is saturated and concentrated but still well balanced. Creamy, rich blackberry and chocolate flavors finish smooth, lusty and dark. This may not be overly complex but it tastes great and feels right; drink through 2022." –Oct-16
James Suckling Riglos, 2013 Riglos Gran Corte
"A full-bodied wine with chewy tannins and a nutty, berry and Asian mushroom character. Needs time to soften. Better in 2017."
33% Cabernet Sauvignon
33% Cabernet Franc
Sourced exclusively from the best blocks in the Finca Las Divas Vineyard sitting at 3935 to 4265 feet elevation in Gualtallary in Valle de Uco
Mendoza. Riglos winery is named after the city where the founders’ families first settled in Argentina. The site was planted in 2002 by Darío Werthein and Fabián Suffern with the collaboration of Paul Hobbs.
The soils consist of dual texture with a layer composed of mostly sandy loam on top of a deep layer of gravel. The topsoil layer fluctuates from
east to west between 0 to 1.8 feet deep, with exposed rocks on the westernmost blocks. The site benefits from an aquifer approximately 600 feet deep which is supplied with snowmelt from the Andes and provides the water needed to irrigate the vineyard.
The grapes are hand-picked and immediately cooled to fix the aromatic and coloring compounds. The bunches pass through a double process of qualitative selection (clusters and berries) and afterwards are transferred to the
stainless steel tank for cold maceration. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts to highlight the identity of the vineyard and, once this process is complete, the wine is macerated with the skins for 15 to 20 days. The wine is aged for 21 months in French oak barrels.