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Finca Decero - Malbec Remolinos Vineyard 2015


  • Country: Argentina
  • Wine Region: Mendoza
  • Wine Maker: Marcos Fernandez
  • Grape: Malbec
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14,5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 90 (2016) VS: 88 (2015) JR: 16 (2009) WS: 91 (2015) JS: 90 (2015) WE: 89 (2013) TA: 92 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

A core intesity of red fruit flavors and lifted violet aromas remain the signature of Malbec from our Remolinos Vineyard. This is exquisitely balanced by freshness of acidity and an elegant integration of French oak which adds complexity to the rich mid palate of this vintage.

Winery Information

Finca Decero

Decero, meaning 'from scratch', was born of a bare patch of land and a family's love affair with wine. Winemaking in Thomas Schmidheiny's family goes back to his grandparents in Switzerland and, just as Napa had inspired his mother Adda in the 1970s, so too did the Agrelo sub-appellation in Mendoza capture the heart and mind of Thomas when traveling over the Andes into Argentina 20 years later. In Agrelo, perhaps now considered the source of Argentina?s finest red wines, Thomas instinctively.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)90 pts

The elegant, commercial and approachable 2016 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard has a good combination of ripe fruit and spice, with a polished, soft mouthfeel that makes it approachable. There are some leather aromas that add some complexity.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)88 pts

Dark medium red. Brooding aromas of cassis, blackberry, menthol and bitter chocolate. Then surprisingly supple and sweet, with its slight herbal character nicely supported by dark fruit. A bit inky and warm on the back end but the tannins are essentially easygoing and the acidity nicely integrated. (2009)16 pts

Published : 29-Nov-2011. 100% Malbec, aged for 14 months in oak. Rich ripe nose, sweet and soft with lots of freshness. Complete, if evolved.

Wine Spectator (2015)91 pts

An elegant style, with a core of vibrant cherry, plum and currant flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. This is supple midpalate, with a finish that lingers with dried ginger and white pepper details. Drink now through 2022.

James Suckling (2015)90 pts

Quite a lot of dried fruit on the nose with spice and mahogany aromas. Medium body, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Fruity and fun. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2013)89 pts

Roasted, gritty, herbal berry aromas are more rustic than polished. This feels big but obtuse. Flavors of blueberry and savory plum are a touch salty and leathery, while this tastes of briny blue fruits on an oaky, grabby finish.

Tim Atkin (2014)92 pts

The Remolinos Vineyard appears to be a very good site for all of the Bordeaux varieties, but Malbec really stands out here. Perfumed and well balanced, like all of Tomás Hughes’ reds, this is stylish and sensitively oaked. Balanced and refreshing, it has notes of violets and pepper and fine-grained tannins. 2016-20

Vinification Notes

The spring leading up to the 2010 vintage was particularly cool which delayed veraison and resulted in lower yields of more concentrated fruit and higher acidity in the wines. Otherwise, the days were of average warmth without any peaks in temperature so even ripening occurred with good simultaneous development of fruit and sugar ripeness. 2010 Malbec shows a richer texture than other vintages due to the concentrated berries but the great structure of a harmonious season. Cluster selection pre-destemmer; berry selection post-destemmer. 25-30 days total maceration; 5-7 days cold soak; 10 days fermentation in small wide stainless steel tanks. 78°F for most aromatic parcels and 86°F for parcels with more concentration to derive more texture; 15-18 days extended maceration. Gently basket pressed before 90% goes into French oak barrels (30% new) for MLF and 14 months maturation. 10% remains in tank to preserve the delicate violet aromatics.