April 29th, 2013
Steven Tanzer’s e-zine, Winopilia, featured Argentina’s value Malbecs for $20 or less. Tanzer explains, “Importers of wines from Southern Hemisphere countries like Argentina, Chile and South Africa often bemoan the fact that most consumers don’t understand why they should be asked to pay more than twenty bucks for a satisfying bottle of wine from these countries. Sadly, in a growing number of cases, importers here can’t justify bringing in the top bottlings from many of their most quality-conscious producers because they can’t sell them.” But when it comes to Argentina, Tanzer says, ‘this country still offers a great number of seriously concentrated and satisfying red wines, mostly from malbec, at amazingly palatable prices”. In March/April issue of the International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer offered many wines that are malbec-based and rated a solid 90 points. One of the wines listed was Finca Decero’s 2011 Malbec, his notes are below! Click here to read the full piece.
“The Finca Decero 2011 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard Mendoza ($20; Vintus Wines) leads off with slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, kirsch, bitter chocolate, violet and spice cake. It’s densely packed and smooth but also light on its feet thanks to harmonious acidity, conveying a restrained sweetness to its dark berry, licorice, violet and tobacco flavors. The finish shows smooth tannins and sneaky length.” 90 Points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
November 30th, 2012
Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson, senior editor and tasting director, blogs about his Thanksgiving trip to Buenos Aires. Sanderson describes the beautiful architecture and art that is some what reminiscent of Paris, but, he says “the sidewalks are broken and many buildings are in a state of disrepair, signs of the struggling economy.” Although inflation is expanding and is affecting Argentina’s wine producers, he still enjoyed terrific meals and fabulous wines. He mentions Aldo’s Vinoteca, Francis Mallmann’s wine-centric restaurant in San Telmo, where sommelier Matias Prezioso’s knowledge and service enhanced his experience and manager Nicolàs Cordeiro recommended Finca Decero Amano 2008! To read the full blog post, click the image below.
Francis Mallmann's Patagonia Sur features refined Patagonian fare and a good wine list to match.
November 12th, 2012
Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin just published his first set of Argentinian wine reviews. At the end of his introduction, he asks what will be the next step for Argentina, talks about a new generation of leading winemakers, and names his “Twelve Most Exciting Argentinean Wines”. Finca Decero Amano 2009 is listed among this group of top wines, as you can see below. Click on the text of the article to read the full piece (subscription only).
August 30th, 2012
Dennis Schaefer released an article discussing winemaker Marcos Fernandez, of Finca Decero, and his visit to Kansas City, Missouri. An event was hosted by Gomer’s Midtown and Lukas Liquors allowing Kansas City locals to come and taste Finca Decero’s new vintages and meet Marcos Fernandez to learn more about the winemaking process ,and how the Decero contributes to Argentina’s ability to deliver “great flavor at the right price” philosophy. Click the image below to read the full article.
May 23rd, 2012
Charlene Peters, Boston City Guide Examiner editor and writer, attended the VINTUS Producer Tour in Cambridge several weeks ago. Peters discusses her experience at the event, explaining that it solidified her love for certain wines and allowed her to discover a number of new wines as well. The winemaker’s that took her by surprise and made an impressive showing were Finca Decero, Chateau Montelena, Xavier Milhade, Sandrone, Enrico Santini, and Telmo Rodriguez.
Click the image below to read the full article.
May 22nd, 2012
Finca Decero winemaker Marcos Fernandez discusses the character of the Decero Malbec 2010. Yet another beautiful Malbec vintage for Decero.
March 12th, 2012
Some photos from the recent Finca Decero visit!
February 27th, 2012
Last week in Mendoza the Wines of Argentina competition took place, the most important and prestigious international competition for Argentine wines in the world. This year, 734 wines were judged over 3 days by 12 top international winemakers. Out of all the wines, 18 wines were awarded the highest “Trophy” honor, and only 3 wines in $50+ categories. The Red Blend Trophy honor went to Finca Decero Amano 2009!
After the competition the judges held a seminar discussing the tasting, and illustrated with their explanations why Finca Decero did so well: they believe that Argentina’s wines need to reflect their regions, and that oak, alcohol and ripening need to be in balance as Argentina’s wine industry moves forward.
Finca Decero also received awards for:
- Decero Malbec 2010 won Gold (only 70 Gold winners)
- Decero Petit Verdot 2009 won Silver
- Decero Cabernet 2009 won Bronze
July 11th, 2011
Decanter Magazine’s August 2011 cover issues looks at the 25 top wineries from Chile and Argentina (15 from Chile and 10 from Argentina). Both Errazuriz and Finca Decero make the list, with truly great comments on both estates.
The Errazuriz review hits on the vision and relentless innovation (the winery, Aconcagua Costa plantings, Berlin Tasting) that have made Errazuriz an industry leader. As for Finca Decero, it is the newest winery listed in the Argentine Top 10 and a special accomplishment that after only a few vintages it is considered one of the leading Argentine wineries; the review touches on Decero’s gentle approach in viticulture, winemaking and wine style, and the great value the wines offer.
We did a little sell here that you can see here.