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Recoleta Bonarda, Mauricio Lorca

RECO005
A fabulous wine from this renowned producer made from 100% Bonarda.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Argentina
Sub Region:
Uco Valley/Vista Flores
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£11.99
 

Mauricio Lorca

Mauricio did well at school and college and was all set to go to medical school to train to be a doctor until one day a group of viticulture students came to give a talk to his year group. Mauricio went home to tell his Mum... I'm going to be a winemaker! What a shock that must have been for proud Mrs Lorca. This was more than 20 years ago when winemaking wasn't such a reputable career as it has become these days. Mauricio got straight down to it and worked his way up the ladder with winemaking roles at Catena, Luigi Bosca and Finca La Celia, sometimes taking risky decisions in the vineyards in order to prove a point to dissenting voices around him who were less open to change than he, and to fine tune a style that he has pioneered in Mendoza - top class wines without any oak ageing. Mauricio's high density, high altitude vineyards are in his beloved Vista Flores in the Uco Valley; and his ever expanding, though still relatively small, winery is situated in Luján de Cuyo. It's a no-frills operation with the energy and solid work ethic of every employee channelled into getting the job done. His philosophy is based in ensuring that modern vineyard management is used and seeks to bottle exactly what nature provides.

Tasting Notes

Intense red in colour with violet hues. Aromas of fresh red fruits; cherry, raspberry, redcurrant, blackberry and cranberry. Good structure, soft tannins with a long finish on the palate.

Food Matches

This wine pairs well with lean meats, red meats and dishes with creamy sauces. Excellent also with chocolate.