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Vino Del Sol to Launch Retrato Por Jean Claude 2017


New Argentine Extremely-Premium Bordeaux Mix from Bodega Tapiz and Winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet To Debut This Fall

Fort Value, TX September 2022 – It’s with immense pleasure that Vino Del Sol broadcasts the discharge of Retrato Por Jean Claude 2017, a brand new ultra-premium Bordeaux mix in unique partnership with Bodega Tapiz and Jean Claude Berrouet, former winemaker of esteemed Chateau Petrus in Bordeaux. The restricted label is the second Berrouet has personally hand-crafted for Tapiz, the sustainably farmed, estate-owned vineyard in Mendoza’s Uco Valley. Becoming a member of the primary label Las Notas, a premium Merlot launched 5 years in the past, Retrato will debut this November in time to be loved for the vacations.

Jean Claude Berrouet, famend for his forty-four vintages with Chateau Petrus, has spent a decade with Tapiz harnessing the potential of the vineyard’s terroir. One of many highest in Mendoza, the winery’s excessive altitude, temperature, and soil heterogeneity produce full-bodied and well-balanced wines. Proprietor Patricia Ortiz, whose imaginative and prescient helped set up San Pablo as certainly one of Argentina’s most revered IGs, is taken into account a pioneer within the area.

“Jean Claude has introduced magnificence and finesse to our portfolio of wines. Together with his expertise and information in Bordeaux, he implements revolutionary strategies and produces wines in contrast to every other in Argentina,” explains Ortiz. “Retrato means portrait, and Jean Claude has created an ultra-premium Bordeaux mix that epitomizes the gorgeous tapestry of terroir and innovation we attempt to provide in all our wines. We’re thrilled to carry it to the USA.”

Retrato consists of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and a couple of% Petit Verdot from Tapiz’s single property in San Pablo situated on the foot of the Andes Mountains. The winery’s excessive flux in temperature permits for a gradual ripening of the grapes and acid retention. The wine exhibits deep and layered notes of currants and cigar field with hints of cocoa powder and purple chili. Supple and textured on the palate with a juicy and silky center-palate, this can be very poised and chic.

The bottle is adorned with a label designed by longstanding companion Boldrini & Ficcardi. The entrance showcases the Andes, the mountain vary that accounts for the wine’s distinctive terroir and carries the stamp of Jean Claude’s identify and 12 months of harvest.

Retrato Por Jean Claude 2017 ($100 for 750ml bottle) shall be obtainable nationwide in November. For extra data on the wines and the place to seek out them go to


Vino del Sol’s mission is to be your trusted supply for nice wine. Since 2004, we’ve got constructed our repute as a number one importer of terroir-driven wines that over-deliver in worth. Generally known as “The Argentine Wine Specialist®,” we additionally market distinctive wines and sakes from California, Chile, Japan, and New Zealand. We’re proud to be the unique U.S. importer of Altocedro, Anko, Black Cabra, Criss Cross, Crooked Path, Gen5, Kura Picks Sake, Lamadrid, Las Cartas, OSMOSIS™, Taonga, Tapiz, Tassajara, Teho & Zaha, Wapisa, and Zolo. Vino del Sol’s wineries are all property grown, sustainably farmed and family-owned, and lots of have labored with Vino del Sol since day one. 




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