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Michelini Brothers

Most people mellow with age, and those with strong artistic tendencies often find a more sedate means of expression as experience begins to tame the wild comet of youth. Winemaker Matias Michelini might be doing things the other way round. This guy can genuinely be described as a trailblazer; one of Argentina's most visionary 'new' talents; someone who is prepared to throw away the rule book and do things instinctively, with a sense of adventure. This, of course, is based on extensive experience at some other, quite well known wineries including Luigi Bosca, Doña Paula and Finca Sophenia!
Given the sometimes unconventional and often uncompromising qualities of what follows, the name 'Revolutionary Wine' might have been better advised than Passionate Wine, but passionate is what Matias is, and this comes across when you get down to the business of tasting his wines. All are from Tupungato in the Valle de Uco, and some are from the sub-district of Gualtallary (pron. gwal-ta-ja-ree!); arguably the most exciting district in Mendoza, if not Argentina. The extreme conditions here, combined with a talent of this magnitude, really do point towards terroir and, if Mr Parker's  reviews are anything to go by, some glorious infamy is sure to follow. 
When we first tasted these wines in the office in Spring 2013, we had to get involved and bring them to the UK. It would be folly to try to summarise the 'winemaking style'; that's not really what this is about, and you won't find the merest whiff of homogeny in these wines. What we will do is give you our crude tasting notes and hope they provide a tempting  insight. We have all the technical bumph available on request so please don't hesitate to ask.
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Diverso Syrah 2013

Diverso Syrah 2013

This is one of the most exciting new wines we have tasted in years, a wine that...
Price: £26.75
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Demente Malbec Cabernet Franc 2013

Demente Malbec Cabernet Franc 2013

55% Malbec and 45% Cabernet Franc from 8 distinct plots in Gualtallary, 4 plots ...
Price: £42.50
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Gene Blend 2014

Gene Blend 2014

Malbec 50%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 10% all co-ferme...
Price: £24.50
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Crua Chan Malbec 2015

Crua Chan Malbec 2015

One look at the label and you have a pretty good idea what you might be in for ...
Price: £40.00

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