Bodegas Calle “La Mano Derecha” Cabernet Sauvignon
WHY WE LOVE IT
- We’ve long loved the rich and ripe suppleness that Cruz de Piedra offers to Cabernet Sauvignon fruit.
- This vineyard combined with fruit from Agrelo really makes this a stand out. Farmed organically.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes. Meticulously sorted and fermented in wide mouth concrete tanks. Aged with French oak for 12 months. Gravity flow winemaking.
Tasting Notes: Ripe plums, chocolate, honey, and faint nutmeg make this a very interesting Cabernet. Medium to full-bodied palate has juicy fruit, fine-grained tannins and balsamic flavors in a finish mixing smoky notes and a fresh herbal touch.
At the crossroads of four corners and four historic wineries, Luigi Bosca, Baldini, and Lagarde, Bodega Calle is located on their southwest corner. A small-lot, gravity-flow, red wine making studio located in the prized viticultural area of Luján de Cuyo, our winery was opened in 2001 in the restored Claudio Erice winery, originally built in 1925. The winery concentrates on varietal wines and premium red blends sourced from viticultural areas throughout Luján and Valle de Uco. All wines are made with the use of gravity and are never pumped to deliver the grapes to the fermentation tanks.
All grapes are farmed without the use of herbicides or pesticides, are hand picked and sorted and vinified using native yeasts, which results in a more gradual fermentation curve and less intervention with refrigeration. Bodega Calle is a certified organic winery and the wines are GMO free and vegan. Also, the winery recently joined the DOC of Luján de Cuyo, the 5th winery ever to be admitted. Kirk Ermisch is its principal owner and general manager. Christopher Ermisch is the original founder of Bodega Calle, along with Elvira Calle, a famous local businesswoman and philanthropist.