Walter Bressia, owner and winemaker, has been in the Argentine wine trade for almost 30 years. He was the winemaker at Bodega Vistalba and Viniterra from 1998 to 2003. His years of experience are evident in his wines. Walter and his wife Marita, along with their children, daughter Marita and son Walter Jr, have been producing some of Argentina's finest wines since 2003.
Walter's concept involves the notion of "Vinos de Autor" (Author's wines) or personalized high quality wines. Walter Bressia has 320 oak barrels, almost all new French and American oak (60% French, 40% American).
At the beginning of 2003, together with his wife and children, Walter Bressia started a family company under the concept of “Family Wines”, which was the result of his long experience and trajectory as a winemaker in the domestic and International markets. It is a small project whose main goal is the limited and personal sale of small batches of wine and grappa of the highest quality. Each bottle is unique, so one can enjoy the pleasure offered by the particularity of each vintage.
The vineyards measure 20 hectares (49.40 acres). The grapes planted are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. In the future, he plans to make a sparkling Malbec.
A new estate for me, Bodega Bressia-s proprietor, Walter Bressia, has been in the Argentine wine trade for nearly three decades. My favorite of Bressia-s three white wines, the 2010 Lagrima Canela ($50 a bottle) was too expensive to be included in this report, but it-s a killer wine. A barrel-fermented blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Semillon, it is a rich, textured, honeyed effort displaying notes of figs, melons, mangoes and other tropical fruits. I tasted two other Bressia wines that were priced too high for this report, the 2009 Profundo (50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% each Merlot and Syrah); ($40.00; 92 points) and the prodigious 2009 Conjuro (50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot); ($120.00; 96 points).
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Issue#208, August 2013