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16 June 2015 News

Decanter Magazine released their top 22 Malbec wines from Mendoza. On the list is Finca Decero’s 2012 Malbec with a 91 point score! The review is as follows, “From one of the highest sites in Agrelo, this is a polished expression of Malbec. Rich in cherry and violet aromas, its structure feels tight, firm and ready for a steak. With still some years ahead, you might want to save a case.” Click here to see the full list.

 
4 March 2015 News

By far the most comprehensive tasting of Argentine wines in the world, the 9th annual Wines of Argentina event took place on February 13th.  It was entitled “The Empowerment of Women in Wine”, and emphasized the role women play in the wine industry.  The jury was all female, with 18 total judges and 6 Masters of Wine, including Jancis Robinson.

Decero Amano has twice already won the Trophy as Best Premium Red, and incredibly this year the Decero Petit Verdot 2012 won Best Wine from Mendoza and Best Wine from Argentina $30-$50.

The Decero Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 additionally won a Gold Medal in the category of $20-$30 Cabernet.

These accolades certainly speak to the tremendous quality of Decero; we still can’t get over the fact the Petit Verdot outshined all the great Malbec and Cabernet produced in Mendoza – incredible!

 

 
27 October 2014 News

Wine Spectator features on their website new reviews for 14 Cabernets for $30 or less from Argentina. Of the “refined reds from Argentina”, number 3 is Finca Decero’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with 90 points!

FINCA DECERO Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo Remolinos Vineyard 2012 Score: 90 | $22

“A vibrant and rich red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, Christmas pudding and macerated plum, accented by hints of raspberry ganache. Black licorice and mineral details show on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 7,000 cases imported.” —K.M.

 

 
29 April 2014 News

Stephen Tanzer’s Winophilia published a piece entitled “Impossible Malbec Bargains: Mine the Gap”.  Tanzer talks of Argentine wines that can be enjoyed that are “ridiculously cheap for their quality”.  Of his suggestions was Finca Decero’s 2012 Malbec, and his tasting notes are as follows. “The Decero 2012 Malbec Remolinos Vineyard Agrelo Mendoza ($21; Vintus) delivers pure aromas of blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and violet. This juicy, concentrated, polished wine shows a distinct medicinal reserve to its flavors of darkest berries, mocha and bitter chocolate. The aftertaste is smooth and persistent, with a serious coating of fine-grained tannins and lingering dark berry and licorice notes.” Click here to read the full piece.

 
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