Bodega Y Cavas de Weinert

About

Since its first vintage in 1977, Bodegas Weinert has maintained a strict commitment to producing only high-quality wines and is recognized around the world as an icon of Argentine elegance and style. The vineyards are located in the regions of Luján de Cuyo and Maipú. The vine age ranges from 25–100 years old. The beautiful underground cellars were built in 1890 and 1975, and it is here that the red wines are aged for more than two years in European oak casks, giving the wines complexity, stability and aging potential.

Carrascal Corte Tinto

Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
A blend of 25 to 60 year old vines of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot in Lujan de Cuyo. The soils are a combination of sandy and rich in minerals, clay, and stony. Fermented in open top concrete and then aged in casks ranging from 2000 to 6000 liters in size. Dark fruit, earthy, dried herbs.
Scores
2018 James Suckling 93/Top 100

2018 Tim Atkin MW 91

Carrascal Cabernet Sauvignon

Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is farmed organically by a number of small family owned farms. Fermented and aged the same as all Carrascal wines - open top concrete fermenters and then a combination of 2000 to 6000 liter old casks. Dark red fruit, tobacco, fresh.
Scores
2018 James Suckling 91

2018 Tim Atkin MW 90

Carrascal Malbec

Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This Malbec is planted on loamy and silty soils. Organic farming and hand harvesting ensures attention to detail. Fermented in open top concrete and then aged in old, large casks. Dark cherries, mineral, smooth.
Scores
2018 James Suckling 91

2018 Tim Atkin MW 90

Cabernet Sauvignon

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
From two family owned vineyards in the districts of Ugarteche and Lunlunta. The soil is loamy clay rich in minerals. These Cabernet Sauvignon vines average 40 years old. Open top concrete fermenters and then aged in 6000 liter casks. Blackcurrant, leather, oak.
Scores
2010 Wine Advocate 94

2010 Tim Atkin 93

2008 James Suckling 93

Malbec

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
The youngest vines in this wine are 30 years old, but the oldest (and the majority of them) are 90 years old. The three districts of Perdriel, Ugarteche, and Lunlunta allow for a combination of soils - loam, mineral rich clay, gravel, sand. Like all Weinert wines this is fermented in open top concrete and then aged in different size older casks. Plum, earth, elegant.
Scores
2010 James Suckling 93

2010 Tim Atkin 93

2010 Wines & Spirits 91

Cavas de Weinert

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Since Weinert's inception in 1977, Cavas de Weinert has been the flagship blend. 60 to 120 year old vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Merlot are aged 10 years before release. Fermentation is in open top concrete with aging in large, older casks. Black fruit, earthy, age worthy.
Scores
2011 Tim Atkin 93

2011 James Suckling 91

Estrella Cabernet Sauvignon

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
At least 25 year old vines in the districts of Drummond and Lunlunta. Open top concrete fermenters and then in large casks for at least 5 years before release. Darker red fruit, tobacco, warm spices.
Scores
1994 Wine Advocate 94

1994 James Suckling 93

Estrella Malbec

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
This vineyard was torn out in 2006 for its real estate value. 60 year old Malbec vines planted on alluvial soils with loamy clay. Only three casks are used for this wine: French oak that is either 2200 or 4800 liters. Dark purple fruit, earth, savory.
Scores
1994 Wine & Spirits 96/Top 100

1994 Tim Atkin MW 92

Tonel Unico Malbec

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza

Harvest & Vintage Notes
Over 100 year old Malbec vines were uprooted in 2013 for prime real estate. Massal selection allows Tonel Unico to still be made. Loamy soils with gravel and silt. Fermented in open top concrete and then aged for at least 5 years in 4800 liter French oak that was assembled in the 1960s. Plum, gentle smoke, silky.
Scores
2006 Wine Advocate 95

1994 Wine & Spirits 95

1994 Wine Enthusiast 90