Manuel Louzada is a thoughtful well spoken winemaker. A fourth generation winemaker his family’s commitment to quality winemaking has been passed down through the generations and today he maintains that commitment on two continents. Chasing harvests between South America and Europe his wines are distinctive and terroir driven. The wines I tasted in this episode are no longer the current releases but the tasting notes below will give you an idea of the style of wines Louzada makes and what you can expect from the current releases.

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IMG_1536_color02Manuel Louzada Winemaker, Propiedad de Arínzano and Achaval–Ferrer

LaCasona2008 Propiedad de Arínzano La Casona

Dusty Ruby in color. An earthy nose backed by aromas of fresh blackberry and plum. The velvety texture supports flavors of black currant, plum and blackberry followed by notes of cedar, milk chocolate and cherry cola.

SRP:  $40



achaval-ferrer-finca-bella-vista-20132013 Achaval–Ferrer Finca Bella Vista Malbec

Bright Ruby in color this wine shows aromas of blueberry, plum, leather and spices. Flavors of blueberry, cocoa and violet are backed up by silky tannins and bright acidity in this beautifully integrated wine with a long bright finish.

SRP: $140