The little angel motif on the wine cap raising a glass to heaven is a nod to those family members that have gone before.
Their vineyards are located in Mendoza, a stunningly beautiful region located at the foot of the Andes Mountains and Argentina's largest wine producing region. Here, the winters are chilly, summers are dry and hot, nights are cool and the vines are fed by the snow melt water from the mountains. Its alluvial soils are fertile, containing silt, sand, clay and no boulders. High altitudes between 700 - 1200 meters provide cool nights and distinctive seasons which are essential in this warmer climate; and the increased UV light at these heights also encourages the grapes to produce thicker skins, which brings great character to the wines.
Their winery remains faithful to the traditional Mendocinean style, with its high walls, cane and wood rooftops within the old building structure.
Tradition is enhanced by the latest technology, an outstanding laboratory, and the exhaustive control of temperatures and smart use of their old concrete vats, leaving nothing to chance. In addition, the finest wines are aged in American and French oak barrels, sheltered in their underground cellar.
The original Don Lolo Falasco started selling wine from the front of his bike in Chacabuco and the recently updated labelling tries to reflect the fact that his hard work laid the foundations of the brand today, and reminds them of their humble start in the world of wine.
Nectar stock the Malbec, unoaked and very traditional and the Rosado Malbec, juicy, youthful and easy to quaff! both excellent value wines as well as stylish. If white is your fancy try the Torrontes or Viognier, with 300 days of sunshine a year and soft winds rendering the perfect conditions for the production of top quality wines, these are fresh and luscious - perfect for very easy seasonal swishing!
Ripe red fruits, smoke and chocolate all show on the forward and intense nose. The palate has elegant tannins and subtle acidity that all underpin the brambly fruit, sweet smoke and hint of meatiness. A perfect Malbec!