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The winery (or bodega) called FLECHAS DE LOS ANDES was born from the partnership between Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and Laurent Dassault, as the result of their research of a great terroir at the foot of the Andes in the Mendoza region.
The name “Flechas de los Andes” or “Andes arrows” refers to the 5 arrows, symbol of the Rothschild family (symbolizing the five brothers at the origin of this dynasty of entrepreneurs). Both families Rothschild and Dassault are aiming to produce a wine of excellence.
Built in 2003 and operational since the 2004 harvest, cellar Flechas de los Andes is a synthesis of all knowledge gained by experience of both partners in Bordeaux (Château Clarke and Château Dassault). Each harvest is handpicked, hand selected, and then fermented with high quality requirements in the most modern equipment.
At the foot of the Andes, 120 km south of Mendoza, The Malbec variety rules as the king of this unique terroir. This wine was produced with the greatest care in order to achieve a pure Malbec of reference called : “Gran Malbec”.
Location : Vista Flores, 120km south of Mendoza
Altitude : 1100m above sea level
Vineyard area : 110 ha
Soil type : Granite stones, sand and gravel from the Andes
Blend : 100% Malbec
Plantation density: 5800 vines/ha
Soil management : Natural grass cover
Vineyard management : Trellising, double Guyot and irrigation
Harvest : Handpicking. Double selection of grapes on sorting tables before and after destemming.
Winemaking : Filling of the grapes into tanks by gravity. Cold maceration and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Micro-oxygenation during maceration.
Ageing : 33% in new oak French, 33% second fill oak French and the rest in vat.
Duration : 18 months
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 points
James Sackling 92 points