Bodega Weinert 'Carrascal' Malbec
Founded in 1975, Bodega y Cavas de Weinert is located in Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina´s craddle for top quality wines. The original building was built in 1890 in the Spanish colonial style, an old winery owned by the family Otero until 1920. Don Bernardo C. Weinert was born in a small German colony in Southern Brazil, and made his money in international transport in South America. Fascinated by the world of wine, he decided to found his own winery in Argentina with one unconditional philosophy: producing high quality wines. He brought in a team of oenologists to help get him started, and the first commercial release was in 1976. This wine has those classic Cahor notes, a little green, violets, prunes, leather, and some noticeable brettanomyces, giving it a touch of stank, that I find quite pleasurable.