#1 Red Wine in Argentina
LUIS SEGUNDO CORREAS

The Correas family moved from Spain to Mendoza at the end of the 16th Century. Since that time, members of the family have actively participated in the economical, political, and social life of the province with one of the members acting as the governor of Mendoza three times, making important developments for the province. Their descendants planted the first noble grape of French origin in 1860, laying the foundations of a now 150-year-old winery run by 4 generations of the Correas family.  

 

The family follows the Argentinian tradition of winemaking on 400 hectares of vineyards, some of which are 70 to 85 years old. All the vineyards are placed in “The First Zone”, where the first Spanish immigrants arrived in Mendoza, and where the soil and weather are unique to viticulture. The vineyards have no artificial drop irrigation and are watered entirely by snow melting from the nearby Andes mountains. The surrounding gardens and landscaping were originally designed by the legendary French landscape designer, Thays,  so the winery is truly unique in its beauty and traditional wine-making methods.

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Valle Las Acequias - Malbec 2015

Valle Las Acequias Malbec Oak 2015, Mendoza, Argentina, Taste Magazine

89/100

"The vines are elderly at 85-year-old vines from the Don Angelino estate in, Medrano, Mendoza. The attack is dense and chewy, the fruit is black and intense, followed by dusty spices and still a few sticky tannins. It spends ten months in French oak that seems more about getting some air into the wine rather than wood. Ripe and savory, you could give this some more time in bottle or serve it now with a grilled steak." ​-ANTHONY GISMONDI

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Valle Las Acequias - Malbec 2015

Valle las Acequias Malbec 2015

Filled with ripe plum, blackberry and oak spices, this gorgeous Malbec has tangy acidity and medium but well-integrated tannins that round out the profile. 

"This shows lovely notes of citrus, blueberries, cinnamon and lots of raspberry cheesecake. The palate is lithe, compact and focused yet shows real depth with vibrant acidity, structured tannins and a long finish. Drink now. Score - 93. --JAMES SUCKLING

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Valle Las Acequias - Malbec 2015

Valle Las Acequias - Malbec 2015
"They’re the irrigation canals built originally by the Huarpe indigenous peoples of Argentina to harness run-off in the Andes foothills. I thought it was interesting, as I had rarely made the connection between this wickedly good Luis Secundo wine, which very much celebrates them. Yes, it’s today’s ‘breakfast wine’, an extraordinary ‘elevated’ (in more ways than one) Malbec, made from 85 year-old vines (93 pts)."

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