A region known for its Malbec, Mendoza has the ideal combination of climate and soil to coax forward a spicy intensity and plush texture from this varietal. We sourced our fruit from the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo regions, where the vineyards sit at an elevation between 900 to 1,200 meters, experiencing an arid, high-dessert climate that can show extreme variations in temperatures over a single day. The sandy-loam soils are well-drained and nutrient-poor, which produce low yields of small grapes with concentrated flavors and intense aromas.
We used a series of traditional winemaking techniques to craft this classic Malbec. The grapes were hand harvested into small bins and brought to the winery, where the fruit was destemmed and placed into stainless steel tanks. By keeping temperatures low, we extended fermentation time and retained the bright fruit flavors. Regular pump-over maintained good contact between the juice and skins. To impart lovely spice nuances, we aged 40 percent of the wine with French and American oak for 12 months.
The Navarro Correas family descends from the Correas family, an old and prestigious name related to the production and manufacturing of high-quality wines. The family history dates back to 1798, when Sir Juan de Dios Correas planted the first vine seeds in the lands of Mendoza at the foot of the Andes ridge. Sir Juan De Dios also played an active role in the public life of Mendoza, where he served as Municipal Councillor in the year 1814 and as governor in 1824. Since mid 1800, and for more than a century, the family used to sell the Winery’s grapes and wines to other producers. Finally, in 1974 Sir Edmundo Navarro Correas, a direct descendant of Juan de Dios Correas, started to manufacture wines bearing his own name.