James Suckling 95 #6 TOP 100
"A sense of purity and brightness comes through beautifully here with crushed-blackberry, sliced-mushroom and subtle flower character. Medium body. Extremely fine-tannined. From vineyards planted in 1907. Find it. One of the great values in South American wines. Drink now or hold." ~J.S.
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.