Dona Paula

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In 1997, the Claro Group from Chile decided to expand its wine business into Argentina to continue the group’s tradition of producing world-class wines. The conditions in Argentina’s Mendoza region contained the ideal and unique terroir which allow winemakers to fulfil their dreams of creating sophisticated and immaculately structured wines. The Claro Group’s first investment in the Argentine was to acquire the Ugarteche Estate. The estate encompassed approximately 140 hectares (346 acres) of old Malbec and Chardonnay vines, a requisite for producing a deep and balanced wine in the short term. The following year, the expansion continued and Tupungato Estate was obtained. The newly bought estate aided in giving the winemakers of Doña Paula a multi-faceted platform to work off. The underlying conditions showed a remarkable potential for delivering fresh, aromatic wines with high acidity, which were perfectly suited for short-cycle varieties. It took two years for the planting Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Doña Paula Malbec 2007


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    Wine review by WhitnessThis

  • Doña Paula Malbec 2009


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    Wine review by vcastellani

  • Los Cardos Malbec 2008


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    Wine review by patty warwick

  • Doña Paula Malbec 2009


    Really enjoyed this wine. Deep and rich for such a young wine. Plums with dried spice and a carbon (something like that) finish. Good mouth and keeps going. Read More

    Wine review by mb2304

  • Doña Paula Malbec 2009


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    Wine review by mbradd

  • Never tried any Malbec but i have been hearing good things about Argentinian wine. Labels like Susana Balbo, Alamos and Altos Las Hormigas are said to be good for a reasonable price tag.Most of the wine i have at the moment is from Spain, Australia and South Africa, (Mostly Reds, Shiraz & Cabs) maybe i should give Malbec a go!Any Argentinian exp... Read More

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  • Doña Paula Malbec 2009


    deep purple colordark fruits, dried herbsmed. body, fruity, nice tanninI enjoyed it. I prefer drier wines. Read More

    Wine review by musikchef

  • Hi all.  As the holidays approach I feel a need for recommendations in the el cheapo style.  My neighbor is hosting xmas dinner, and I agreed to bring the alcohol.  But there will be about 40 people there, most of whom know nothing about wine, so they want me to bring something cheap but not spit-out-worthy.My neighbor really likes Cabs, and all... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A decent Cab for $10?

  • Doña Paula Malbec 2009


    Great malbec for under $20. Fantastic with bbq Read More

    Wine review by dtpointer

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