The 2011 Soleado is blend of estate grown Malbec (62.5%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Franc (12.5%). This bold blend is an excellent illustration of the incredible quality that the Uco Valley is capable of producing. Dense, rich and sophisticated with a complex nose of crushed berries, plum skin, black current and herb. On the palate, the Soleado reveals layer after layer of delicious boysenberry, plum and cassis flavors framed by intriguing notes of sage and mineral. The seductive richness of the texture is balanced by the refreshing brightness of the fruit flavors. Lush tannins form a backdrop for a long seductive finish. Accessible now, this will age beautifully for decades.
Corazon del sol crafts captivating Malbec and Grenache-based wines that capture the best of Argentina’s unique, high altitude terroir. Cultivated in the Uco Valley, which is situated in Mendoza on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains, our vines enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year.
In 2008, Dr. Madaiah Revana went to Argentina seeking to add to his family of estate wineries which includes Revana Family Vineyard in Napa Valley and Alexana Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Enthralled by the terroir of the Uco Valley, he was determined to find his next great estate here on the incredible alluvial soils of the Andes Mountains.
The 17 acres of estate vineyard are planted at the base of the Andes at an elevation of 3,000 feet. A visually stunning background, the Andes are also responsible for the incredibly deep, alluvial soils which define our estate vineyard. Made up of rock and sand which has eroded from the Andes Mountains over millennia, these soils are extremely deep and well drained, resulting in wines of great complexity, power and finesse.
Famed winemaker Santiago Achaval crafts our vineyard-driven wines from our estate plantings of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.