Considered the heart of winemaking in Argentina, Mendoza has the confluence of extreme characteristics that create distinct flavors in its fruit. Towered by the snow-capped Andes Mountains and rooted in poor alluvial soils, the grapes develop an intensity of color and flavors alongside soft, plush tannins. The Merlot grapes were sourced from various subregions within Mendoza, including the Uco Valley, Agrelo and Lujan de Cuyo.
Grapes for our Merlot were hand harvested in the cool hours of day and brought to the winery, where they were placed in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. For maximum extraction of flavors and aromas, the wine was pumped-over daily, keeping the skins and juice in constant contact. The wine was aged in partial French oak for approximately 12 months, imparting structure and sweet baking spices to the final wine.
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.