Guarachi Wine Partners will import Matias Riccitelli brand Argentinean wines into America.
Riccitelli’s vineyards cover 20 hectares across three different sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. Situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains between 980 and 1120 meters, Riccitelli maintains low yields and oversees careful management of his vines, the company says, some of which were planted in the early 20th century.
Riccitelli is the son of Jorge Riccitelli, the winemaker for Bodega Norton winery. Riccitelli’s wines include:
Republica Del Malbec 2012: Handpicked from vines that were planted in Vistalba in 1908, this 100% Malbec was fermented in small temperature controlled cement tanks and aged 18 months in French oak barrels. This wine has a bouquet of wild black berries, licorice and spice, the company says, with delicate and silky tannins. Suggested Retail Price: $75
Vineyard Selection Malbec 2012: A blend of Matias Riccitelli’s three vineyards, the youngest being 20 years old, this wine was aged 16 months in French oak. A complex and elegant Malbec with aromas of wild black berries, black cherries, licorice and rose petals, the company says SRP $50
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2013: Hand harvested Malbec from two vineyards in Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley, this 100% Malbec was aged 12 months in French oak. Deep purple in color, this wine shows aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate, the company says. SRP $30
Hey Malbec! 2014: This wine hails from Lujan de Cuyo and is aged in French oak barrels. Juicy black fruits are layered with violets and black pepper on the nose and palate, the company says, with soft and ripe tannins leading to an opulent finish. SRP $20