Argentinian Wine Specialist Since 1993

£32.99

Carmelo Patti Gran Assemblage 2008

A mixture of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc carefully selected from the finest quality grapes by Carmelo himself, it is aged in French oak for 12 months, giving it strong tannins and the classic green pepper and smoky notes indicative of Carmelo Patti's wines, but also the finesse and tannic structure of a fine Bordeaux. Think a Margaux with greater heft. Good to drink now or to cellar until 2020. 

A truly special wine, only 5,508 bottles of Carmelo's Gran Assemblage were created (and it's 5,507 now that we've tried one). Does scarcity equal quality? In this case, most definitely. A mixture of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 20% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Franc carefully selected from the finest quality grapes by Carmelo himself, it is aged in French oak for 12 months, giving it strong tannins and the classic green pepper and smoky notes indicative of Carmelo Patti's wines, but also the finesse and tannic structure of a fine Bordeaux. Think a Margaux with greater heft. Good to drink now or to cellar until 2020. 

(Alcohol Volume 13.9%)

MEET the winemaker…

Carmello Patti - Bodega Carmelo Patti

Carmelo Patti has been making wine for over forty years and is one of the most respected winemakers in the Argentine wine world. He runs his small boutique winery in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza and produces about 20,000 litres per year using Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. He runs every element of the operation himself with all the care and artistry of a master craftsman. He will not sell the wine until he deems it ready for release, usually at least 4-5 years after harvest, with at least 3 of those years in bottle.

Carmelo's Facebook website: Bodega Carmelo Patti

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