“The Time for Chilean and Argentine wine is now!” —James Suckling
September 20, 2017
Piattelli Vineyards is thrilled to receive the following 90+ point ratings from JamesSuckling.com. The new ratings are as follows:
92 points – Reserve Torrontés Cafayate – 2016 Vintage
This is a real Torrontés with wonderful density and richness that shows plenty of dried-lemon, grapefruit, and apple character. Layered and delicious. Comes from vineyards at 6,000 ft. Drink now.
- 92 points – Grand Reserve Malbec Cafayate – 2015 Vintage
This shows density and balance with lots of blackberries, licorice, and tar. Full-bodied, tight, and flavorful. Lots of fruit and richness yet it is always fresh and lively. Better in 2019 but already beautiful.
- 92 points – Arlene Series – 2013 Vintage
I appreciate the contrast of dense and thick fruit with fresh and bright acidity and tannins. Full, chewy, and polished. Need two or three years to soften. 91% Malbec, 7% Cab Sauv, and 2% Cab Franc. Try in 2019.
- 91 points – Reserve Malbec Cafayate – 2016 Vintage
Big and chewy Malbec from Salta with lots of dark fruit and licorice and salt undertones. Full-bodied, flavorful, and rich. Tar aftertaste with walnuts. Drink Now.
Piattelli is excited to announce its participation at JamesSuckling.com’s Great Wines of the Andes event in Miami, FL. The Grand Tasting event will take place on Friday, September 29th, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. If you live in Miami, come and taste for yourself what “Great Wines of the Andes” is all about. You will also have the opportunity to meet Piattelli Vineyards’ Principle Winemaker, Valeria Antolin! Discover the best wines of Chile and Argentina! Tickets are still available, click here to purchase. For more information, visit JamesSuckling.com.
About Piattelli Vineyards
Piattelli Vineyards covers 477 acres in Cafayate, Salta (elev. 5,577 feet) and 121 acres in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza (elev. 3,300 feet). Piattelli’s wines fall between the US $10 to $30 range. Piattelli Vineyards has received numerous accolades since releasing its first vintage nearly a decade ago. It is distributed in Minnesota by Vinocopia Inc and nationally in the United States under the Casa Vinicola Zonin USA umbrella.