Cara Sur "Tinto Calingasta" Bonarda
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Cara Sur "Tinto Calingasta" Bonarda - 2018

Item # 40357 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Made from the Bonarda grape, this wine shows a classic rustic quality, vibrant acidity and spiced red fruit flavors. The tiny vineyard is in Barreal at 1500 meters above sea level. Grown on a ceiling-trellised system and vinified with minimal intervention. An exciting new find from Argentina.


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Staff Pick Notes

Bonarda is the main grape in this bottle. Malbec and Barbera are then added to offer smoothness and elegance. Dark fruits such as blackberry, blueberry and plum are present. The Barbera offers red fruit notes and flavors of tobacco and chocolate are introduced by aging in oak. It has a great concentration and a long length. Production for this wine is small and the care given to viticulture and wine making is high. I think it's a great, complete wine. Bonarda is not very well known but it's starting to create its own space group of fans around the globe!

- AFR

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