Wonderful, powerful, classy wines from Matías Sánchez Nieto's vineyards in Agrelo and Valle de Uco.
The name Eral Bravo is inspired by the family tradition of breeding the Iberic bull, the 'toro bravo', in the Salamanca region of Spain, from whence the Sánchez Nieto family originally hailed. The imposing presence of this beast, with its muscular form; its black, vivid eyes; its slender legs; its poise and balance; all form a fine metaphor for the vision behind these wines.
Matías has chosen an increasingly popular model for imbuing these wines with a layered complexity and depth, which is growing fruit in two very different areas of Mendoza. The Agrelo fruit, grown at approximately 1,000 metres above sea level, provides the plump middle, the 'flesh' of these wines. The vines from Alto Eugenio Bustos at slightly higher altitude and on very different soils in the Uco Valley provide structure and finesse, the all important seasoning if you will. This is an over-simplification of course, but combine this with excellent winemaking courtesy of our very own Mauricio Lorca and the results are impressive.