Per Se, Gualtallary – Argentinas bästa viner!

Idag torsdag 5 september släpper vi på en WEB-lansering några av Argentinas/Sydamerikas bästa viner från pisbelönta vingården Per Se.en vertikal med La Craie 2013,95426-01, 2014, 95454-01, 2015, 95334-01 och 2016, 95551-01. De förstnämnda 2 årgångarna kostar 1299 kr medan de sista 2 kostar 1399 kr. Vidare kommer fantastiska chardonnayen Volare de Flor 2017, 91225-02, 699 kr på halvflaska. Per Se startades av Edy del Popolo och David Bonomi 2012. Vingårdarna ligger på mycket hög höjd, 1300-1500 m i Gualtalary, det mest intressanta området idag i Uco Valley. Marken är stenrik och innehåller mycket kalk som gör vinerna intressanta och komplexa.

Rating: från Decanter o Parker:
PerSe, La Craie 2016 97
£115 (2015) Indigo Wine
Two-thirds Malbec with Cabernet
Franc, all from the high areas of
Gualtallary and from soils generous
in chalk. Fruity, herbal flavours with
mineral notes. Succulent and
delicious, supported by a structure
of firm acidity and tannins that
seems to be made out of concrete.
Drink 2019-2026 Alc 13.5% #220 Aug 2015 Luis Gutierrez 97 Drink: 2015 – 2030
The 2013 La Craie (the chalk) can be the most backward and austere of the three siblings, a tantalizing blend of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, but to be honest, it looks like the influence of the Cabernet, much more abundant here (around 35%), is a lot less noticeable than in the Francesa, where it represents some 3% or so of the blend. Here the place has a much stronger voice than the variety. The grapes are really assembled together and speak in the same voice. The two varieties were fermented together in open barrels with punching down followed by aging in those same barrels. The aromas are complex, elegant and ever-changing with a mix of wild flowers, chalk dust, orange peel and some spices. The palate is medium-bodied, or it feels so, because there is power and concentration yet the wine feels light given it has ultra-refined tannins and great acidity to make the finish extremely long. The price is very good for the quality it delivers.Only 925 bottles were filled in February 2015. I retasted the 2012, the first vintage, from a much warmer year, and it’s evolving at a glacial pace. This micro-project from Edy del Popolo and David Bonomi keeps going from strength to strength in only their second vintage. There is a new wine, a field blend of what was before known as Francesa, a majority of Malbec with up to 20% of other grapes. I had the opportunity to spend time with them and visit a new vineyard they have just planted in Gualtallary, which will be the source of some new wines in the future, a superb terroir that is called to be the source for some outstanding wines if everything goes according to plan. I am almost as excited about this new vineyard in Gualtallary as they are. Unfortunately, production is tiny and the wines are hard to come by. Prices are approximate as they are not yet exported to the US, and on top of that they want to sell at different prices depending on the quality of a given vintage. Buy any of these 2013s if they cross your path. Certainly one of the names to follow in Argentina.