Michelini Brothers, Otra Piel Blend

MICH045
A really fabulous and interesting Argentinian blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Pinot Noir, co-fermented in a single concrete egg and aged for 12 months in bottle before release.
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Cabernet France, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Pinot Noir
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Argentina
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£29.99
 

Micheline Brothers

There are 4 Michelini Brothers, who are of Italian heritage, and who have revolutionalised Argentine winemaking by going against the norm. They were the first to start picking early to achieve higher acidity as befit th wines made by their Italian forefathers. Their viticulture is mostly organic and sometime biodynamic, but not certified as they tend to use a low sulphur regime. They eschew the use of oak as much as possible and they were the first to use concrete eggs for their fermentation and storage because the believe it gives the wine life and vitality and allows the wines' true characteristic to come through. They are the rock n roll of the Argentine industry and although they have been mocked in the past for their approach, their practices are now becoming the norm across the mainstream too, as people begin to copy. All of their wines come from the cooler climate Uco Valley south of Mendoza.

Tasting Notes

Macerated cherries and crushed mint with notes of minerals, nutmeg and black peppercorns on the nose. The palate is a powerful and engaging affair with amazing concentration – black as night – and lovely texture.

Food Matches

Enjoy with a selection of cheese.

Vinification

Made from the same grapes that have gone into the Agua de Roca Sauvignon Blanc, then left on the skins and deliberately oxidised in concrete vats.