The grapes for this blend came from the Uco Valley, Agrelo and Lujan de Cuyo areas in Argentina’s famed growing region of Mendoza. With sweeping views of open sky and the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains, the vineyards experience rugged mountainous conditions. Poor, rocky, well-drained soils and large diurnal temperature swings produce grapes that show an intensity of color, balanced fruit character and supple, inviting tannins.
Blending three varietals, our Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec-Merlot was crafted to combine the attributes of each into a seamless, well-balanced whole. During winemaking, we kept the varietals separate, fermenting each lot individually in stainless steel at low temperatures to retain its distinct varietal character. To build structure and impart nuances of vanilla and spice, a portion of the wine was aged in French and American oak for 12 months. At the completion of fermentation and aging, we blended the individual lots for a complex layering of flavors and aromas.
The Navarro Correas family descends from the Correas family, an old and prestigious name related to the production and manufacturing of high-quality wines. The family history dates back to 1798, when Sir Juan de Dios Correas planted the first vine seeds in the lands of Mendoza at the foot of the Andes ridge. Sir Juan De Dios also played an active role in the public life of Mendoza, where he served as Municipal Councillor in the year 1814 and as governor in 1824. Since mid 1800, and for more than a century, the family used to sell the Winery’s grapes and wines to other producers. Finally, in 1974 Sir Edmundo Navarro Correas, a direct descendant of Juan de Dios Correas, started to manufacture wines bearing his own name.