Mineral. Elegant. Polished.
Single Vineyard Malbec from a newly discovered terroir. The unique soil gives this malbec an unexpected, but completely delightful minerality.
92+pts - James Suckling
This Single Vineyard wine comes from a newly discovered terroir - an untouched plateau rich with gypsum that imparts a unique minerality to the usually fruity varietal.
On the nose, marked floral profile characteristics of this property, as well as the typical notes of the varietal: plums and fresh red fruit with floral notes and a subtle touch of spices from the local flora. Limestone outcroppings in the vineyard create a mineral texture and fresh mouthfeel with polished tannins. It is a complex and balanced wine with a long finish.
Pair with slow-braised short ribs, bacon-wrapped dates, or spicy cheeses.
Hand-harvested from Naoki’s Vineyard in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo. Cold maceration for 7-10 days; total maceration 45-50 days. Selected yeast and spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aged in French oak for 12 months.
Where: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape: 100% Malbec
Elevation: 3120 feet
Age of Vines: 14 years
More about Casarena
Casarena is forging a different path from the other wineries in Mendoza. Instead of searching for undiscovered terroirs in new places like the Uco Valley, it is discovering the hidden gems in its home region of Lujan de Cuyo—a place full of rich tradition, potential, and unique micro-terroirs.
The name “Casarena” is a creative merging of the Spanish words “casa” (house) and “arena” (sand), and is a tribute to their restored 1930s winery made of sand-colored stone and the sandy soil that their estate is built on.