Bodegas Weinert is one of the most revered wine estates in Mendoza, having been founded in 1890. However, it is only since its purchase in 1975 by Brazilian businessman Bernado Weinert that the estate has really risen to prominence coinciding with the appointment of Raul de la Mota as head winemaker who decided to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. Weinert is small by Argentinian standards with only 40 hectares of vineyards, but the wines are without exception superb - full-bodied, long-lasting reds made from Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards are located in Maipu and in the fabled sub-region of Luján de Cuyo and the vines range in age from 25 to 100 years. Today the winemaking is overseen by Swiss maker Hubert Weber who took over in 1996. The Cavas de Weinert is a blend of 40% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot and spends 3 years in oak barrels.
A purple-red in colour. On the nose, notes of chocolate, cassis and ground coffee. On the palate, well structured with a forward acidity and balanced tannins. The finish displays notes of cherry and sweet spice. An elegant and refined red. Drink with chilli con carne, grilled lamb shops or sauteed wild mushrooms with garlic and parsley.