With the two Sin Límites (without limits) Malbec wines, winemaker Edy Del Popolo presents us with a masterclass in terroir. Edy is a famous viticulturist who understands as well as anyone in Argentina how the particulars of soil, aspect, micro-climate and, perhaps most vital here – altitude – all play important roles in bringing together a singular expression of terroir.
Both wines are fermented in concrete eggs with skin contact for 25 days and are then transferred into second and third use French oak for 12 months prior to release.
This wine, from the rediscovered area of Pedernal in San Juan at a whopping 1500 metres above sea level. Pedernal is Spanish for flint and these soils, formed by glacial deposits, are full of dark, flat flint stones intermixed with coarse gravel and sandy loam.
The wine is strikingly herbaceous on the nose with lots of attractive garrigue-like aromas – thyme and rosemary – as well high floral notes of lavender. Silky-textured in the mouth with delightful red fruits and a very long finish.
93 / 100, Tim Atkin, Argentina Special Report 2019 (2018 vintage)
94 / 100, Tim Atkin 2018 (2017 vintage)
“Light-years removed from conventional bold and fruity Malbec!... a revolutionary wine.”
97 / 100, James Suckling, Argentine Pushes the Limits, March 2018 (2017 vintage)
97 / 100, Descorchados 2018, Best Reds (2017 vintage)
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