Tapiz is one of the most renowned and awarded Argentine wineries. Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela was joined by Jean Claude Berrouet in 2012. Jean Claude is the recently-retired winemaker of Petrus, having presided over 44 vintages at this revered Bordeaux winery. Tapiz is proud that Jean Claude chose to work with them exclusively in Argentina. To celebrate the addition of Jean Claude, Tapiz created a new “Alta Collection” line of wines. The “Alta Collection” fruit comes solely from Tapiz’s sustainably-farmed estate San Pablo vineyard in the Uco Valley. San Pablo is one of the highest altitude vineyards in Mendoza (4,600 feet above sea level). This extreme altitude provides for warm days which impart concentration to the grapes, and cold nights which give natural acidity.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
It is characterized by cold nights, due to the proximity of the mountain range and the altitude, giving wines of great intensity in color, aroma and structure, destined to high range and long guard.
Pre-fermentative maceration for 5 days at 8 ° C.
Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks for approximately 14 days at 28ºC, with a subsequent maceration of 16 days.
Malolactic Fermentation 100%
Intense red color. Aromas to fresh red and black fruits, with notes of eucalyptus. Also notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate provided by the oak. On the palate it is unctuous, friendly and balanced.
James Suckling – “A wine with lots of depth and fruit now with dark berry and dark chocolate character. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. So much here. Give it four to five years bottle age. Great wine.” (96 Pts)
Wine Advocate – “The 2014 Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon was very fresh and subtle, with perfectly integrated oak, I’d say a European profile gravitating towards elegance and finesse. Very good for what it is. 54,000 bottles produced. Tapiz has a new winery in San Pablo, and all the wines now are from Valle de Uco, mostly San Pablo; all I tasted this time was from there. In the past, it was a little confusing, as the wines were produced in the same winery as Zolo, as the owners are the same. Jean-Claude Berrout and his son, of Petrus fame, are consultants here (and a little in Zolo too). The wines are improving from vintage to vintage.” (90 Pts)