- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Full Bodied
- 14.00% alc./vol
About the Winery
Matías RiccitelliMatías Riccitelli was born in Cafayete, Salta. He identifies as a traveler and a tireless dreamer. After countless harvests throughout the world, he decided to combine everything he has learned and dedicate himself to exploring the excellent terroirs of Mendoza and the teachings of his mentor, and father, Jorge Riccitelli.
Matías started his boutique winery in 2009, located in Las Compuertas at 1100 meters above sea level. It is the highest area of Lujan de Cuyo, and here he tends 20 hectares of ungrafted old vineyards. Matías also works with small, independent growers that own their lands at the bottom of the Andes halfway between 1000 and 1700 meters above sea level - in Gualtallary, Chacayes, Altamira and La Carrera.
All harvests are conducted by hand and fermentation takes place in small concrete vats and concrete eggs. Purity and delicacy in winemaking are prized by Matías and great care is taken in preserving the fruit’s singularity in order to obtain vibrant wines.
96 Points - Patricio Tapia
Los Chacayes usually produces wines that are intense in tannins with lots of rough texture, although in this case it's not. Riccitelli has taken great care in the extraction of those tannins in the cellar, macerating gently and obtaining a wine that's delicious in its expression of a mountain red, with its herbal aromas and the red fruits that explode here with a delicious intensity. On the palate it has that nervy smoothness built of firm, juicy, and electric tannins in a cabernet that shines with intensity and refreshes at every stage.