HIGH against the Andes Mountains in Mendoza sits one of Argentina’s jewels: the Remolinos vineyard. Here, in this tranquil environment, a group of Lechuza owls keep a watchful eye over the vines, protecting against pests.
Throughout the growing season a mystical battle unfolds. ‘Remolinos’, or whirlwinds, arise, spiralling into dust devils, which mischievously weave their way through the vineyard. Catching sight of the swirling dust, the owls take flight in chase, until the dust devils disappear into thin air. The owls then return to their watching posts, satisfied that their precious vines are safe once again.
Little do the owls realize that the dust devils play an equally important role in protecting the vineyard. Their airflow defends the vines from spring frosts and keeps the grapes dry and cool during the summer.
This intricately woven scene between two natural wonders, the winged predator and the wind, helps make the Remolinos Vineyard so distinctive and ‘The Owl & The Dust Devil’ wine so exceptional.
FROM Finca Decero, the single vineyard estate in Agrelo Mendoza, this wine is red blend of some of its most prized parcels of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Tannat, which has been matured for 18 months in French oak barrels.
The award-winning Decero The Owl & The Dust Devil is full-bodied and intense and worthy of every accolade it keeps collecting every vintage.
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Argentina’s signature red wine, the Malbec
|Perfect Pairing: Malbec is full-bodied, fruity, with soft tannins and mild acidity. That makes Malbec a great match with an array of foods from grilled meats, vegetarian dishes, and cheese. If you are feeling casual, just go for black pepper meat burgers, blue cheese, mushrooms and rosemary infused garlic kale chips.
Malbec is a full-bodied and acidic, deep-purple red wine with juicy fruit flavors like plum and black cherry.
Originating in Cahors in the Bordeaux region of France, Malbec (also known as côt in France) is now the iconic purple grape and signature red wine of Argentina. Sometimes used for red wine blends, the grapes are also used to make a luscious wine of the same name. Malbec wines exhibit flavors of juicy red and purple fruits, and, similar to most other such red wines, are slightly higher in alcohol levels.