2013 Superuco "Calcareo - Coluvio de Altamira" Malbec Uco Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Calcáreo Coluvio de Altamira is closed and tight, feeling the most austere and chalk-driven of the three reds I tasted form the Calcáreo line. The grapes are selected from a small part of the vineyard where the calcium carbonate is seen in the surface. It's a serious, balanced and terribly salty and mineral red with the violets of Malbec intermixed with crushed rocks and even a marine feeling to it. Complex, subtle, elegant...terrific! And very affordable too. 3,000 bottles produced, the content of the amphora. (LG)
Superuco is a very current look at the most exciting terroirs of Argentina's Uco Valley, as selected by the brothers Michelini, who are looking to produce expressive, terroir-driven wines from their home base in the Uco Valley. These are all beautiful wines, each one a bit different, reflecting its soil type and sub-district terroir within the Uco Valley. The Coluvio is the most tightly structured at the moment, with aromas of dark fruits leading to a slightly tannic, dark fruited palate, with crushed limestone and high toned qualities to offset the deep and brooding quality of the wine. Very impressive Malbec!