Bodega Luis Segundo Correas Las Acequias Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza 2009
The Correas family arrived in Mendoza at the end of the 16th Century. The viticultural history of the family began in 1860 with Don Segundo Correas, who planted noble grapes of French origin, and built the first winery. "El Cypress" was renowned in the late 1930's for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is in Alta Medrano, 20 miles south-east of Mendoza. Acequias is the name of the canals that were built by the native Indians to carry the water from the melting Andes snow to the desert valleys of Mendoza. They are still used for irrigation, and the gates that block the water are opened once a week to flood the vineyards.
Aged for 10 months in French Oak barrels, then 6 months in bottles before release. Cherry red color with violaceous tint. Intense nose, spicy with a touch of black pepper. On the palate, spicy with firm tannins, elegant and complex. Long, persistent finish. A smooth well aged Cab perfect for beef.