Caro Aruma 2017
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Made by Caro's new winemaker Philippe Rolet from hand harvested grapes in the Uco Valley, Aruma celebrates the 10th anniversary of Bodega Caro, a joint venture of the respective ‘royal’ families of Argentina and France: Catena and Rothschild. Rolet is from a family from Jura that worked for Alta Vista and later in Patagonia, where they are developing a new project.
Originally from France, Malbec (Cahors) was introduced to Argentina by a Frenchman, Jean Pouget, in 1868, which coincidentally was the same year James de Rothschild purchased Château Lafite. A very fruity, exuberant, powerful grape, Malbec has adapted wonderfully to the Mendoza region where the sunshine and cool nights soften its tannins and reveal its velvety-smoothness. “ARUMA” means the “night” in the language of the Quechua, the native Indians of the Mendoza region. Bodegas Caro chose this name because it is the intense darkness of the nights in the Andes and the pure mountain air that give the wines the rich, authentic character of their terroir. ARUMA - the wine of the mountain nights. Serve with grilled meats, empanadas, baked beans with bacon or hard aged cheeses in particular.
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
James Suckling"This is a no-wood malbec with such pretty and enticing aromas and flavors. Dark berry and green tea undertones. Medium-to-full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now."-JS
Wine AdvocateThe unoaked Malbec 2017 Aruma is 100% from Valle de Uco, and they want to show the pure expression of the grape in the place. This wine was born in 2009 and represents a very good value as an introduction to Valle de Uco. It's very juicy and fruit-driven, and it seems to have evolved positively since the last time I tasted it. Very pleasant, easy to drink, pure, clean and easy to like. 400,000 bottles produced. There are two or three bottlings from the same blend. New winemaker Philippe Rolet is from a family from Jura that worked for Alta Vista and later in Patagonia, where they are developing a new project.