La Cautiva Malbec



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Back in 2019, Andrea Mufatto and Gerardo Michelini started their winery with their son Manuel Michelini. Their goal was to make some of the most unique wines of Argentina that show tension, elegance and balance. With their fine touch and unique growing microclimate, they have already achieved said goals.

They are situated at the foot of the Andes in one of the highest elevations of the Uco Valley, nearly 4,900ft above sea level, where the soil contains some of the richest components of calcium carbonate and granite in all of South America. Gualtallary’s soils are alluvial, from cold harsh winds and never-ending landslides down the mountain which then settles in the soil in a sedimentary manner, leads to the formation of rock deposits of granitic, basaltic and calcium carbonate nature.


100% hand harvested Malbec from La Cautiva, an organic single
vineyard high up in Gualtallary, grown from sandy & calcareous soil.


With a two-month maceration fermented with indigenous yeast, this
élevage is developed for one year in 3,000-liter foudre, then an
additional year in used 225-liter oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby-purple with ochre on the rim, with aromas of lavender, black
cherries, anise, pepper and subtle hints of tobacco, leather and
graphite. Tightly woven with fine but vivid tannins, zingy freshness and
notes of cedar, sage, cherry and blackberry on the long, lingering finish.

Serve at 69°F with blue cheese, buffalo burgers, brisket, herby lamb, or
charred veggies & black beans.