06 Mar 2018
This is a Bordeaux wine in all but its place of origen
What happens if you take an Italian winemaker and put him in Perdriel for fifty years?
You get a stunning Bordeaux blend! Carmelo Patti is one of the nicest and most down-to-earth winemakers you will encounter. He is all about being Old School, from his general approach to life to his wines, he definitely enjoys himself, loves what he does and does not get too stressed out. He wants his wines to show well upon release, so he holds them back for several years as is the case with this gorgeous Bordeaux blend, which is just hitting its stride.
Perdriel, for those who don’t know, is a high altitude growing region in the Lujan de Cuyo area, just south of Mendoza City. It is at about 3,000 feet above sea-level and is home to some very old vines. This blend is predominantly Cabernet, compared with other Mendozan blends that are predominantly Malbec. Everything Carmelo done is small batch and hands on. The Carmelo Patti Gran Assemblage 2013 should appeal to Bordeaux enthusiasts with its structure, earth/fruit flavors and elegant mouthfeel. Aged before release, and should continue to age for another 5 years. This wine has scored 93 points for the last four releases.
Posted by Oliver 00:00:00