Casarena Naoki's Malbec

Casarena Naoki's Malbec

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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

WINE OVERVIEW

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.

TASTING NOTES

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.

EAT WITH

Pair with slow-braised short ribs, bacon-wrapped dates, or spicy cheeses.

TECH INFO

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

Alcohol: 14%

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.

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