James Suckling 93
"A layered and characerful red with dark chocolate, berry and hints of walnut that follow through to a medium-to-full body, velvety and juicy tannins and a delicious finish. Lightly chewy tannins. Fascinating old-vine nature to this. Planted in 1907. Drink now or hold." ~JS
Marcelo PelleritiView all from Marcelo Pelleriti
Fact 1: Marcelo makes wine on 2 continents, South America and Europe! Not only is Marcelo owner of Marcelo Pelleriti Wines and winemaker and partner in Felipe Staiti wines and Abremundos Wines. But also for over 14 years he has directed harvests in Bordeaux, France for Château La Violette, Château Le Gay, and Cháteau Montviel. Since 2001, he has resided in France from September to November of each year. Logistically, this is possible because Argentina is in the Southern Hemisphere and the harvest takes place several months earlier than it does in France in the Northern Hemisphere.
Fact 2: Marcelo was the first Latin American winemaker to earn 100 points from influential wine critic Robert Parker with a French wine (Château La Violette 2010). His Argentine wines are also consistently recognized with impressively high scores and accolades. Marcelo's mentor, the legendary oenologist and wine consultant Michel Rolland, must be very proud of all that Marcelo has achieved. Thanks to Black Dress Traveler for contribution.