Argentine basketball idol who launches a range of Mendoza wines
Old times, long friendships, shared memories … all of these elements underpin the newly launched ancient wine line. “Old” is not only because of those vineyards and friends who have so much life, but because it is also a shorthand for their makers: Oberto (Fabricio, one of the most loved and related basketball players in our country, a member of the so-called “golden generation”), Longo (Juan, the world of brewing) and Durigutti (brothers, also pollinators, Hector and Pablo).
According to Sebastian Ross V. www.onthewineside.com.arOberto, Longo and Durigutti agreed to make ancient vineyards (dating back to 1910 or 1914) owned by small producers from Las Compuertas, Lujn de Cuyo (Mendoza), to implement a wine production project that It seeks to make a foothold in the identity of that landAdding, of course, personal tastes. this is the way The three ancient wines are a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, Because this latter variety is Oberto’s favorite.
“Every step I take is taken with a level of conviction and confidence not only in myself, but in those around me and they are part of a team looking for a specific goal. I found a lot of that in four of us,” explains Fabricio Oberto, adding: “In this project there is a very high level of passionIt is reflected in our national drink. There is no doubt that the best moments of my life, be it personal or sporting, were shared. That is why we, with Old, strive to multiply those moments, today more than ever before to appreciate what we have, and express it through something noble like wine. “
“For us, it is a great pleasure for us to make these wines together, enjoy and pass them on knowing that they have a profound meaning – The Durigutti brothers-. In addition to that they represent us in the world by their origin, which we love, appreciate and defend a lot, GatesFrom the hands of a great friend and a luxurious ambassador for Argentina, like Fabricio. “
What do they like
Old streak begins with Old Friends 2018, Cut Malbec (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%), without aging in wood. Pronounced fruity reds ambassador GatesIn flavors, red Malbec fruit predominates, accompanied by notes of violet and red orange. On the palate it is meaty, with a lot of texture and high acidity. His graduation from alcohol is 13.8%.
Then it comes Ancient Ways 2017Combine that bets on Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and complements it Cabernet Franc (25%) and Malbec (fifteen%). It takes time to unfold (it wouldn’t be a bad thing to do a beaker or at least open the bottle a little earlier), to make room for the black fruits and red peppers, accompanied by notes of menthol and sweet toast. On the palate it is smooth, broad and very refreshing. Ripe tannins are noticeable, accompanied by notes of red fruit, herbs, and menthol. His graduation from alcohol is 14%.
Finally, the top of the range is Old Memories 2016: 75% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon And 10% Malbec. Fresh flavors, it combines frank mint and roasted red pepper in Sauvignon, surrounded by sweet roasted notes. The interesting thing is that the scents are layered, very delicately. In the mouth, its entrance is velvety, with a body enveloping and many tannins that cover the palate. Its aroma revolves around the citrusy red fruit. It promises a lot of conservation. His graduation from alcohol is 14.5%.
Suggested sales prices are 690 pesos, 1,500 pesos and 2,500 pesos respectively.