Privada Family Blend
Mendoza/ Lujan de Cuyo
Plush at first, with refined red currant, sour cherry and tar flavors, supported by firm acidity and tannins. Bakers' chocolate notes and hints of freshly ground pepper show on the finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 20,000 cases made, 10,000 cases imported. — KM
Originally reserved for the family’s private cellar, this exclusive high-end blend is the result of a request by the Swarovski family to create the best wine to enjoy among their friends. Its grapes come from the winery’s oldest vineyards, between 50 and 90 years old. A truly unique wine, it is a special selection of the best barrels of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, which results in a harmonious, complex and elegant blend.
40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
100% 16 months in French oak barrel, and then 12 months in bottle before release.
The 2017 growing season in Mendoza featured very low yields but very good quality from the grapes that were harvested. The season began with a very cool spring which brought some frosts in September and October. January brought considerably warmer temperatures before returning to historically average temperatures in February and March. The dry summer growing season brought optimal ripeness to the red varietals, which were harvested from early March to mid-April. The wines show good balance between maturity, ripeness, and acidity.
A deep red blend with rich aromas of black berries. Rich, smooth and elegant with a lingering finish given by the integration of the wine’s three varietals.
This wine is a great match with grilled grass-fed beef steak or roast suckling pig.