Algodon Grand Cuvee Wins Gold

Algodon Grand Cuvee
Wins Gold

We’re pleased to share that our Grand Cuvee 2012 was recently awarded a gold medal for "Oaked Malbec Blend" from the Drink's Business 2020 Global Malbec Masters competition.

The Drink's Business Global Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions, judged by the finest palates in the world: a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, and senior buyers only.  All preconceived ideas about the importance of location are pushed to one side as wines from across the world are judged on the taste of their grapes, the skill of their winemakers, and their respective price classes. The top wines were awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals according to their result, and those expressions that stood out as being outstanding in their field received the ultimate accolade: the title of Malbec Master. 

The competition was judged over two days in November 2020 at the Novotel London Bridge Hotel, and judged by Patrick Schmitt MW, David Round MW and Simon Field MW. The Drinks Business announcement of the 2020 Global Malbec Masters competition award winners can be found online here.

"We are all so pleased to see our wines receive such esteemed acclaim from the Drinks Business Global Malbec Masters," said Scott Mathis, Founder and Chairman of Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc, which wholly owns and operates Algodon Fine Wines. "This recognition stands as a testament to the skill and dedication of our first-class winemaker, Mauro Nosenzo, as well as our supporting wine team and wine advisors. We are excited about the continued roll out of our wines via e-commerce in the U.S. and in South America, and support such as this only adds to our ability to reach new audiences. We are grateful to the Drinks Business for giving us the opportunity to show the world what we're made of."

Congratulations to our winemaker, Mauro Nosenzo, as well as to our entire wine team!

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Algodon Grand Cuvee 2012
Algodon Grand Cuvee 2012

Algodon Grand Cuvee 2012


This blend is the union of our estate's oldest vineyards. We carefully select the year's best barrels of Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The result is a wine of fruity, spicy and toasted character with elegance and complexity. Each varietal is individually elaborated under the microvinification technique, and after 12 months of aging our winemakers perform the assemblage, which then continues aging in French oak for an additional 12 months. It is a blend that not only expresses the quality of our old vines, but also their great potential. Production limited to 2,000 bottles (release date: October 26, 2015).

2012 Grand Cuvee - Gold Medal (Oaked Malbec Blend) - 2020 Drinks Business Global Malbec Masters

Our Grand Cuvee wine is elegant and complex. With notes of ripe red fruit, and toasted spice. Aging in French oak gives aromas of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla resulting in the wine’s elegant aromas. On the palate, this wine is structured and mature with silky tannins. Fruit and spice persist on the palate, with a finish of fruit and toast. This wine has a cellaring potential of 10 years.


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