From vineyards in Mendoza (Luan de Cuyo and Agrelo) and Uco Valley, winemaker Luis Reginato produces concentrated, classy Syrah, Pinot Noir, Malbec and Chardonnay, each bearing supple, fleshy textures and superb sweetness of fruit.
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2011 Luca Pinot Noir G Lot Tupungato
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Moderately saturated bright red. Complex aromas of cranberry, mocha, leather and chocolate complemented by a hint of truffley underbrush. Silky, supple and lush, with moderately concentrated red fruit and saline flavors nicely framed by ripe acidity. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins, good energy and noteworthy persistence. Gained in sweetness with air without losing its freshness. A very successful pinot noir from Mendoza.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.
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Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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