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La Era

Viñedos de Alcohuaz

La Era Bottle
Appellation
Elqui Valley
Variety
Malbec
Age of Vines
9-14
Farming
Practicing organic and biodynamic
Soil
Sand, decomposed granite
Altitude
1796 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in stone lagars, crushed by foot
Aging
23 months in Stockinger foudres

Overview

Rounding out the trio of single vineyard and single variety of wines named after birds native to the Elqui Valley is La Era, a 100% Malbec  from a plot of young vines covering less than a hectare and planted at an elevation of 1796 meters above sea level. This is completely unlike the more rustic wines of Cahors or the voluptuous examples across the border in Argentina. With a core of intense fruit matched with an equal amount of acidity, this engaging wine makes one long not only for some roasted meat but more examples of high-elevation Malbec to enjoy.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2017 La Era

Source: WA

93

2015 La Era

Source: WA

Elqui Valley, Chile
  • Location
    Elqui Valley, Chile
  • Appellation
    Elqui Valley
  • Proprietor
    Alvaro & Patricio Flaño
  • Winemaker
    Marcelo Retamal
  • Size / Elevation
    20 hectares / 1720-2206 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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