RICH. EARTHY. SAVORY.
Grown from cutting taken from the Rhone Valley, who found their new home in the Uco Valley.
Over 50 years ago, viticulturist Luis Laborde created one of the world’s only double massal selection vineyards by taking cuttings from the Rhone valley and doing a second selection in their new home in the Uco Valley.
Aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floorand baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb.
Grilled or smoked meats like beef, pork, and lamb. Mild cheeses and wild mushrooms.
The vineyard is located in La Consulta (Uco Valley), and the grapes are aged 12 months in 50% new French & 50% 2nd use French barrels.
Where: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Grape: 100% Syrah
Elevation: 3500 feet
Age of Vines: 42 years
More about Luca
Luca was born out of Laura Catena’s vision of creating a new breed of Argentine wines: small quantities, artisan quality, and true to their individual terroirs. She is a pioneer in Mendoza for working closely with small growers to grow very high-quality grapes from some of Argentina’s best old-vine, low-yield, high elevation vineyards. Luca is named after Laura Catena’s first son and it symbolizes her love for her family. The family crest that appears on the label belongs to her husband Dan McDermott’s family.