Maipe means "Lord of the Wind" in Quechua. The Andean people still invoke his name to clear the skies after a heavy rain, or to temper the summer heat.
Excellent when paired with game, roasted red meats, pasta or pizza.
"Overripe fruit and grilled bell pepper show on the nose. Medium bodied, this red offers peppercorn, black olive and red-fruit flavors alongside medium acidity. - JESICA VARGAS"
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2022), 87 pts
"Cherry and berry aromas with citrusy tropical notes are suggestive of Sangria. This Malbec is full, firm and pulling on the palate. Exotic flavors of blueberry and black currant are gamy, while this is reserved on the finish. - MICHAEL SCHACHNER"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November 1st 2018), 88 pts + Best Buy
#88 in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Top 100 Best Buy Wines for 2018
"-- The Fifty Best Holds A Tasting of Malbec Wine --
New York, NY, (August 11, 2016) – The Fifty Best rating the finest in wines and spirits, has for the first time shined its spotlight on Malbec. The Fifty Best recently hosted a tasting where twenty recent release Malbec wines were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Malbec” awards for 2016.
The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Maipe 2015 Malbec and Ayni Malbec 2014 were awarded Gold medals.
Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best's panel of judges blind-tasted the wines and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system, with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges' impressions."
"Garnet black color. Fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of mulberries, marinated beets, toffee, and hint of charcoal and ink with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length berry custard, sour cherry, spiced apple, and nuts finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A smoky, well structured malbec perfect for grilled steaks."
- Beverage Testing Institute (August 31st 2016), 88 pts
Silver Medal - Highly recommended - Best Buy
"The 2015 Maipe Malbec is another 100% Malbec, with a deep purple color and a style similar to the Lexicon, with chocolaty, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, as well as touches of licorice and earth. It is delicious, soft and round."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
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.