The name Caballero means “Gentleman” and is an apt description of this elegant red. Made from 100% Mendoza Malbec and in the glass has an alluring ruby red colour with blue hues. The aroma is perfumed and complex – a combination of violets, cherries and oak spice. On the palate, it is concentrated with blackberries, ripe plums and tobacco leaves. Sweet, ripe tannins balance the fruit.
Grapes for the Caballero de la Cepa wines are picked from the Barrancas region in southern Maipú, Mendoza. The vines here are planted in rocky, well-drained plots situated along the south side of the Mendoza river. The vineyards sit at high altitudes – 1,100 metres above sea level – meaning that there are large temperature differences between day and night. This extends the growing season and helps to retain freshness and finesse in the wines.