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Casir dos Santos Gran Corte
Casir dos Santos
Argentina - Mendoza    - Uco Valley

To create their Gran Corte, Casir dos Santos selects the best Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon that grown naturally in the heart of the Uco Valley. Voluptuous and impressive, this extraordinary red wine gives stunning structure, roundness, perfect acidity and consistent tannins.

Presents an intense red color with hints of bordeaux. Great aromatic intensity with expressions of red ripe fruits and vanilla. 

Specifications
Appellation
Uco Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vines
50 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
alluvial & sand
Vinification
Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon are aged separately in 500-600 liter French oak barrels (first use). Later assembled for malolactic fermentation in contact with fine sediments prior to bottling. Aged in French oak for 12 months, followed by 6 months minimum aging in bottle prior to release.
Pairings

Red meet, pasta, lamb, cheese

Reviews and News

2014 Casir Dos Santos Gran Corte - 90 PTS - WA

2014 Casir Dos Santos Gran Corte - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2014 Gran Corte is a blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipú that fermented separately before being blended and put in barrel to mature for 12 months after malolactic in contact with the lees. It's a classical well-oaked and generous red, with plenty of ripe fruit, smoke and spices and a full-bodied palate with abundant, slightly astringent tannins in the style of the late 1990s. For fans of the style. It was bottled in December 2016. 6,000 bottles produced. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #237, June 2018), 90 pts

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2014 Casir Dos Santos Gran Corte - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Casir Dos Santos Gran Corte - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(14.4% alcohol, vs. 13.9% for the other two 2014 Casir dos Santos wines I tasted): Bright medium ruby. Vibrant scents of blackberry, black plum, licorice, tobacco and violet, complicated by hints of leather and menthol. Broad, plush and rich but not at all overly sweet, conveying a dark-chocolatey depth to its black fruit and spice flavors. Plenty of oak here but in a complementary role. The wine's serious ripe, dusty tannins are in harmony with the fruit on the slightly warm finish. I get a much riper impression of the Malbec here than in the varietal bottling.- Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2017), 89 pts

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2014 Casir Dos Santos Gran Corte - 88 PTS - WE

2014 Casir Dos Santos Gran Corte - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"This is 80% Malbec along with Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe, malty aromas are almost soupy. The palate is drawing and barrel heavy, while oaky flavors of graphite shadow baked blackberry fruit. On the finish, chocolate flavors are derivative of oak."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 1st 2017), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Casir dos Santos

Founded in 1862, Casir dos Santos is one of the oldest wineries still operating in Argentina. The winery produces wine from the Uco Valley, Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu.

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