Cara Sur 2022 Moscatel Blanco, Barreal

Item Number: 19497

UPC: None

Country: Argentina
Region: San Juan
Sub Region: Calingasta Valley
Appellation/AVA: Barreal
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Finca Maggio
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): Moscatel Blanco
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.1
Soil Type: Alluvial
Elevation: 4,920

Vineyard Notes: Grapes come from the 60+ year old, 1.2 acre Finca Maggio vineyard in Barreal in the region of San Juan. Vines are trained to pergola (or parral as it's called locally). The vineyard is located at 4,920 feet above sea level and the soils are alluvial.

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested by hand and fully destemmed. After native yeast fermentation the wine ages for 8 months on its lees in concrete egg before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (11/30/2022)

    It has 13.5% alcohol and very good freshness and acidity. The nose is serious, aromatic, with herbal notes and Moscatel aromas of orange blossom and fresh grape pulp. They got the grapes riper, but the wine does not show it. They want to make a wine that develops with time, and with riper grapes, you get more aromas and flavors and achieve a fuller wine but still in balance. All whites develop some flor during their élevage.