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El mes pasado tuve la suerte de juntarme con uno de esos enólogos geniecillos que están revolucionando el mundo del vino. Este, a pesar de ser yankee, lo está haciendo acá, en Argentina. Si, se vino de su Arizona y sus experiencias por los mejores valles norteamericanos (para la vid) a trabajar y hacer su América en Argentina, en Mendoza. Brennan Firth Hoy, con casi 31 años (mañana los cumple), su emprendimiento Cepas Elegidas tiene 6 cosechas y más de 100 barricas. Porque de hecho, para Brennan, el buen tinto, pasa por barricas. Con algunos años de experiencia con Paul Hobbs y otros grosos en los Valles de Sonoma y Napa, Brennan llegó por 2da vez a la Argentina y sin boleto de vuelta. Trabajó en...

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MEET YOUR MAKER: BRENNAN FIRTH

MEET YOUR MAKER: BRENNAN FIRTH Sorrel Moseley-Williams | 25/02/2016 |  An Arizona transplant who’s been making garagiste style wine in Mendoza for several years, if you see a harvester who looks like he’s missing a surfboard, it’s Brennan Firth. A versatile and hands-on guy involved with every step of his wares from grape picking to label design, Brennan’s Cepas Elegidas is slowly but surely making a name for itself; snap up his Chapeau Petit Verdot – if you can track it down. Brennan Firth of Cepas Elegidas. What was the last wine you produced?A 2015 Malbec from El Cepillo, La Consulta. The lowest alcohol red wine I’ve even produced but super intense, mineral and concentrated. What did you drink last night? Suono 2012 – a  93% old vine Malbec from Agrelo, 7%...

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Stephen Tanzer Rates Cepas Elegidas

Argentina: The Cool Years  -- Stephen Tanzer - Cepas Elegidas Current releases from Argentina are strikingly different from the wines of just a decade ago. In recent years, Argentina’s top grape-growers and winemakers have sought out cooler, mostly higher-altitude sites and soils more conducive to making fresher, more complex, better-balanced wines. Moreover, since 2013 Argentina has experienced a succession of cool vintages, and this weather trend has further intensified the shift away from porty, high-octane reds with dried-fruit character. The result has been a greater number of outstanding bottlings than ever before.  2011 Suono by Cepas Elegidas (15.8% alcohol; aged for 28 months in French and American oak): Medium ruby-red. Musky, liqueur-like aromas of ripe plum, red currant, chocolate, mocha...

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Review from Ray Radzewicz

Here's what Ray Radzewicz, the EVP of Sales at Luna Vineyards in Napa Valley and VP of National Sales at Majestic Imports, had to say about the wines he tried: 'One can tell that Brennan's passion for life comes through in his winemaking philosophy.... I. CINQ - love the fact that it was a 2009. This Argentine wine reminds me of why French Bordeaux (wines) are so popular. The blend of the 5 grapes created a very smooth, but elegant wine. The bouquet was full of plum, coffee, and spice. The blackberry fruit exploded in the palate with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. Plenty of soft tannins to round out the long finish. Purchased 3 cases and my friends...

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