There's something very special going on down a dusty track in one of the farther-flung out posts of Mendoza. A winemaker for years, for other people...' as he puts it, Walter Bressia has spent decades quietly accruing relationships with growers and has emerged with an eclectic portfolio from six sites that, he believes, represents the very best of the region. Walter Bressia and son Walter, are crafting their own very compelling expressions of the region,these are intensely personal wines. There's a kind of secrecy to their source, you can visit the vineyards and they are indeed impressive, gnarly old things, beautifully tended, but there is alchemy back at the bodega. Walter's fabulous finds have been spun into wines of depth and character - production is tiny.
Grapes are sourced from the Agrelo and Valle de Uco regions of Mendoza. These high altitude vineyards situated between 940 and 1,100 metres above sea level produce fruit of exceptional quality. Vines are vertically trained, with 6,500 plants per hectare.
The wine is aged for 15 months in French and American oak barrels.
The nose on this wine is like stepping out from Walter's old Mercedes into this high mountain vineyard - full of dusty mountain air purity and speaks volumes about Uco Valley. The leafy graphite nose follows through on to the palate with fruit of cassis, crushed rocks and sour cherry. A stunning wine, intense, concentrated and fine with great varietal typicity.