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Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2009: Bodega Clos de Chacras Earns a Gold Medal

November 25th, 2009  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Wine Events

Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2009
For the second consecutive year, an artisan Argentine wine from Bodega Clos de Chacras has won a gold medal in Ontario!

On the weekend of November 6, 7 and 8 this year, Spectrum Wines and the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club headed to the 24th annual Ottawa Wine & Food Show. We were pleased to learn that this year the 2006 Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the gold medal in the Cabernet $15-$20 category. (The 2005 Cavas de Crianza Merlot was awarded the gold for “best Merlot in the $15-$20 range” last year.)

It was great fun having some of our Ottawa-area members visit the booth, which again was part of the Embassy of Argentina group effort.

In addition to Clos de Chacras, Ottawa wine enthusiasts were also able to sample small-production wines from Tempus Alba, Los Cerrillos, Serrera, and Hacienda del Plata all of which were very well-received.

A huge thanks goes out to club members Marg and Nil for all of their assistance at the show.

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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocates rates Clos de Chacras Wines

December 30th, 2008  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Featured Wines, News from Argentina

Great news! In a note from Bodega Clos de Chacras‘ Francisco Jurin, we’ve learned that Robert Parker’s Wine Advocates have rated four of their fabulous wines with above average and outstanding scores.Dear Importers, Clients & Friends of Bodega Clos de Chacras:We are very proud to communicate to you that almost 5 years of hard work are finally giving fruit. As you may know Clos de Chacras is a boutique winery that does not count on intensive marketing strageties but instead leans on the Vision of its Owners, high competitive Staff and excellent quality of its wines. We proudly present the rankings and reviews Robert Parker and Wine Advocate set on Clos de Chacras’ wines recently in this year – 2008. I just want to thank you all for your interest in us and your hard work and efforts to import, promote and let many others enjoy the nectar of the Gods, or what we humbly call wine. Cheers and happy new year to all! Francisco Jurin

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- Available exclusively in Ontario to the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club [BUY]

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Clos de Chacras: Cavas de Crianza Merlot 2005 – Gold Medal in Canada

November 2nd, 2008  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Featured Wines

One of the most widely planted wine-producing grapes in the world, the relatively thin-skinned, early-ripening Merlot grape is often used in blended wines, where its finesse is often employed to temper bolder, more tannic grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. On its own, Merlot grapes tend to create approachable, single-varietal wines with medium to full body and playful aromas of spice and fruit.

Clos de Chacras Cavas de Crianza Merlot 2005In Argentina, the Uco Valley of the Mendoza region is now producing Merlot of highest quality, and joining other New World regions in bringing superior quality wines to the world stage.

Cavas de Crianza Merlot 2005 from artisan winemaker Mariano Quiroga at Clos de Chacras is a benchmark example of the quality wines of the region. This very small production wine impressed a panel of distinguished judges at the international Cellars of the World 2008 competition in Ottawa, Canada – winning a gold medal.

Tasting notes:

Exhibiting excellent varietal character, this deeply violet coloured Merlot has delicate yet intricate aromas of spice and fruit and gentle notes of vanilla and coffee from the oak aging process. On the palate it’s honest, with medium body and is harmoniously balanced with sweet tannins.

Cavas de Crianza Merlot 2005 by Clos De Chacras
- Gold Medal – Cellars of the World 2008 Ottawa, Canada, November 2008.
- Available for a limited time and very in limited quantity in Ontario, exclusively to the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club [BUY]

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Clos de Chacras: Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 – Argentina’s Finest

October 9th, 2008  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Featured Wines

Although Argentina has earned high praised the world over for its quality Malbecs, the country is becoming recognized as a newcomer on the international wine scene, capable of producing a variety of incredibly well-made and well-priced single varietal wines.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one such example, and there’s no better a benchmark of Argentina’s success with this varietal than the Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 from artisan winegrower Clos de Chacras.

This very small production wine won over the palates of a panel of distinguished judges at the 2008 Argentine Wine Awards, winning the gold trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon in show. It also earned a gold medal at the 2009 Cellars of the World competition in Ottawa, Canada.

Tasting notes:

A complex nose, with red and black pepper aromas balanced by subtle hints of vanilla and smoke imparted by French and American oak. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and excellent overall balance, this wine expresses excellent varietal characteristics. This premium wine makes for a lovely pairing with barbecued meats, or with a selection of sharp cheeses.

Cavas de Crianza Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 by Clos De Chacras
- Gold Trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon in show at the 2008 Argentine Wine Awards.
- Gold Medal at the 2009 Cellars of the World Awards in Canada.
- Bronze Medal winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2008.
- Available for a limited time and very in limited quantity in Ontario, exclusively via the Woodside Wine Appreciation Club [BUY]

Bodega Clos de Chacras Takes Five Decanter Awards

June 18th, 2008  |  Published in Clos de Chacras, Featured Wines

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With over 9000 wines submitted, one of, if not the greatest international wine competitions in the world were held in May 2008. The results of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 are in, and it’s with great pleasure and pride that we pass on the news that five artisan Argentine wines from Bodega Clos de Chacras were winners.

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