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29 April 2013 News

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

30 November 2012 News

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.

12 November 2012 News

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).

23 May 2012 News

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.

12 March 2012 News

Some photos from the recent Finca Decero visit!

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.