Telteca Winery (Mendoza, Argentina)

Telteca Roble Cabernet Sauvignon

Telteca means “ripe fruit” in the Huarpe aboriginal language. The Huarpes were the tribe that originally lived in Mendoza. The Telteca line was created as a token of appreciation and admiration for the Huarpe people, who were the creators of our acequias, the narrow ditches used to distribute water to irrigate the vineyards and nourish the vines that will in turn yield their best “ripe fruit.”

Grapes                       100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region                        Barrancas, Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina

Altitude                      850 meters above sea level.

Viticulture                  Espalier training system. Controlled productions. Drip irrigation. Manual harvest.

Vinification                Traditional, with selected yeasts. Temperature during fermentation is kept between 79°F (26ºC) and 83°F (28ºC).

Aging                          Once the malolactic fermentation has been completed, the wine is aged in American oak for 6 months. Then, the wine is bottled and aged for another period of 3 to 6 months.

Winemaker’s Comments

Color                          Dark violet red color.

Aroma                        Raspberries and black fruits combine with notes of oak and cedar.

Flavor                        Intense and ample, fruity and smoky notes fill the palate and lead to a long and persistent finish.

Food Pairing              Game meats, red grilled meats, lamb. Stews. Hard and semi hard cheeses.