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27 February 2012 News

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
 
24 August 2011 News

Inspired by a trip to Argentina, Jeff Wargo GM and Chef Christopher took to translating Francis Mallmann’s cookbook ‘7 Fires’ by setting ablaze the lawns of the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead.  100 people packed out this funfilled event, featuring the amazing wines of Finca Decero. Below, some roast vegetables, salty cheese, lomo, chorizo, and a spit-roasted goat!

 
17 April 2011 News

We’ve posted a number of photos on Facebook and now have some nice albums of Guigal, Errazuriz, Finca Decero (including photos our recent trip), Quinta do Noval, Telmo Rodriguez and Mitolo.  Cool!

Frank Mitolo and Ben Glaetzer walking in the Lopresti vineyard, in the Willunga Hills section of McLaren Vale

 
30 September 2010 News

Argentine icon Finca Decero has just opened a new restaurant to celebrate good food and great wine. The restaurant seats 40, featuring the delectable cuisine of Chef Matías Podestá paired with, of course, a fabulous slate of Decero wines.

“With a very cozy and well cared atmosphere, Decero restaurant will offer a three-course menu paired with the winery’s wines (Finca Decero Malbec 2008, Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 and Finca Decero Syrah 2007).

“’The menu we offer will be updated every season and will include three courses,’ explained Matías Podesta, the Chef in charge of the restaurant’s delicacies.”

The restaurant marks the official launch of Decero’s campaign to attract the domestic markets of Mendoza and Buenos Aires to the property. Catch a glimpse of the restaurant and read more here.


 
12 April 2010 News

The San Francisco Chronicle‘s tasting panel gave Finca Decero the thumbs-up yesterday, including the 2008 Malbec among their top nine Argentine Malbecs.

Finca Decero Malbec 2008
“This bottling is a bit lighter-bodied, with Syrah-like berry fruit, ripe plum, pencil lead, spice and whisper of green bell pepper.”

After watching the rise of Malbec for several years, it’s difficult to argue with their final summation. “Argentine Malbec’s consistent style, value, drinkability and increasing visibility might help it become this decade’s Merlot.” There’s a lot of value to be had in these wines, and we’re proud to carry one of the finest.

 
13 March 2010 News

Finca Decero’s fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is Wine Spectator‘s pick of the day, a nice little nod to one of the world’s best values in classic Cabernet. As James Molesworth writes:

“Rock-solid, with a juicy, muscular core of blackberry, black currant and fig fruit pushed by bacony toast and a lush, hoisin sauce-tinged finish. Has heft, but balanced too.” 90 Wine Spectator

A PDF of the review is here: Decero Cab – Wine Spectator Daily Wine Pick

 
13 July 2009 News

Tim Atkin, MW, was blown away by the quality coming out of Finca Decero, naming the winery second on his list of “up-and-coming” producers in the 2009 Tom Stevenson Wine Report and listing the 2006 Malbec as one of the most exciting finds of the year. Says Atkin:

“After only three vintages this Swiss owned winery is producing a deeply colored finely crafted Malbec that is better than a lot of wines at twice the price”

We couldn’t agree more. A scan of the review is here: Finca Decero – TomStevensonWineReport2009.