Bodegas Y Vinedos Huarpe

When the Toso brothers, Jose & Maxi, started Huarpe, they wanted to honor their family's history, as well as the history of Mendoza, while having an eye towards the expression of their unique terroir. They are descendants of Pascual Toso, who started making wine in Mendoza in the late 1800s, and the name Huarpe is in honor of the tribe of native people of Agrelo. Winemaker José Hernández Toso studied Viticulture and Oenology in Germany, and then went on to become winemaker at the Graf Adelmann Winery in Baden, followed by a stint at J. Hofstaetter in Alto Adige, Italy. He is also currently the Chief Winemaker at Luigi Bosca. His brother, Maximiliano Hernández Toso, is Jose's perfect complement at Huarpe. Where Jose is a bit reclusive and likes to stick to the cellar, Maxi directs all of the winery operations and sales, and is the face you're likely to see in the USA.

Huarpe Winery consists of three brands that all have their own niche. Lancatay, meaning "at the foothills of the Andes," consists of straightforward but delicious, entry-level wines that are made with a combination of French oak and stainless steel. Taymente, meaning "roots of eternal life," is the flagship. Varietally-labeled wines using estate fruit, American and French oak to express what Agrelo has to offer. The Huarpe "Winery Selection" line is where the Toso brothers' passion for their land shines through, including a Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon blend from the home vineyards in Agrelo, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend from Barrancas, Maipú, where Pascual Toso first acquired vineyards in the early 1900s, and a Bonarda/Petit Verdot blend from Vista Flores, Uco Valley.

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Huarpe Winery Cabernet/Merlot 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 91 "This ripe and powerful red shows lots of toasty notes. Dark plum and currant flavors dominate, showing plenty of smoky accents in the mix. Asian spice details fill the creamy finish, along with hints of licorice. Drink now through 2022. 1,600 cases made. –KM"  Wine Advocate 91
Item Number: 28077
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Huarpe Winery Selection 'Maipu' Cabernet/Merlot 2010
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91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91 "A blend of 70 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 percent Merlot, this is more austere than the usual juicy and voluptous Maipu red. It scents of spice, coffee and dried cherries combine with enough tannins to grip a thick chunk of braised lamb. "  GRAPE VARIETIES: Cabernet

Huarpe 'Lancatay' Malbec 2015
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Wine Information: SOURCING: Huarpe’s vineyards located in Barrancas, Maipú, Mendoza. Altitude 780 meters over sea level. Manual selection in the second week of April.   WINEMAKING: Controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats at temperatures bellow 25ºC, post-fermentative maceration,

Lancatay Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"Opaque purple color; herbs, olives, black currants, ripe and savory, excellent volume, long." ~ Robert Parker  "Sourced from grapes grown in Huarpe's high altitude vineyards in Mendoza. Wines are vinified in stainless steel tanks, and then aged in French and American oak barrels and are neither