About the Wine
Flechas de Los Andes is the brainchild of Benjamin de Rothschild (of Ch Clarke) and Laurent Dassault (Ch Lafleur) who have sought out exemplary terroir quintessential for Malbec cultivation. Together the duo has transformed selected plots at the base of the Andes mountains into pristine vineyards perfectly suited for viticultural development. The 2015 Punta de Flechas Corte showcases the technical winemaking abilities of established Chateau like Clarke and Lafleur with a mindblowing value that redefines quality wine at an affordable price. Taste the excellence of this high-quality Bordeaux Argentino before it's gone!
The name Punta de Flechas or “spike of the arrows” refers to the 5 arrows, emblem of the Rothschild family (symbolizing the 5 brothers from this dynasty of entrepreneurs).
Wine consultant, Michel Rolland is not only a pioneering winemaker with an unrivaled pedigree within the famed region of Bordeaux but a fearless leader and champion of Argentina viticulture. After traveling to Argentina in 1988, he recognized that all the conditions were right to grow exceptional wine and partnered with other Bordeaux families to develop 7 vineyards in the Uco Valley of Mendoza. Michel has become an Andes viticultural guru singlehandedly transforming the wine-producing pedigree of South America's leading wine producer!
"There are good places to grow wine everywhere, but Argentina is especially blessed. Its position in relation to the Andes Mountains means you can play with altitude and benefit from milder weather in a very sunny country. The soil types made up of gravel and stones that have washed down from the mountains are also particularly conducive." ~Michel Rolland
Tasting Notes: Red Wine. 50% Malbec, 9% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 8% Petit Verdot. This wine has a deep purple color, with intense fruit concentration. An elegant wine with mature tannins and excellent aging potential.
A dense yet linear red with blackberry and currant aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, layered and ripe with new wood and a flavorful finish. On the riper side but remains fresh. Drink or hold. ~91 James Suckling
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