Argentina – Las Perdices

About the Winery

Vina Las Perdices is located in the foothills of the Andes Range at 3,380 ft. above sea level in Agrelo Lujan de Cuvo, the first Argentine DOC zone. The winery is a family business run by Juan Munoz Lopez, his wife Rosario, and his daughter and two sons, Estela, Nicolas and Carlos. In 1952, the family, led by Don Juan Munoz Lopez, decided to leave their home region of Andalucía in southern Spain and emigrate to Mendoza to broaden his horizons. His passion for the land and winemaking as well as the challenge of aging fine wines from his own vines, gave him the motivation to realize his dream. When he arrived in this land, he was astonished at the large number of partridges roaming here. As the days passed, the partridges became Don Juan’s constant companions in his long workdays. Thus, he decided to name his winery Partridge Vineyard: Vina las Perdices.
Vina Las Perdices possesses more than 173 ac. of vineyards consisting of 30 year old vines as well as younger vines planted in 1999. The entire production takes place in the new winery which is located in the heart of the vineyards in Agrelo. Vines in the winegrowing area of Barrancas, in the Maipu district complete the family domain. The Munoz Lopez family’s secret to making handcrafted wine is to combine tradition with technology. The winery, built in the typical Mendocino architectural style from the beginning of the 20th century includes top of the line machinery, 900,000 liter stainless steel tanks, and French and American oak barrels. The Munoz Lopez family’s production philosophy combines man’s meticulous hand with respect for the environment to produce superior quality wines.

Wines

Las Perdices Torrontes
Pale yellow color with golden tones. Intense aromas of white flowers, roses, and jasmines, with gentle touches of citric fruits and white peach. Very good intensity and aromatic persistence. On the palate it has vibrant acidity and a silky, long finish. We recommend pairing it with shellfish, Asian dishes or pastas with more subtle sauces.

Las Perdices Sauvignon Blanc
Dry White wine. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Very light greenish yellow color, intense passion fruit, mango, and pink grapefruit aromas, with subtle mineral notes. Good attack on the palate, well balanced acidity, long lasting finish, high lighting tropical fruit notes. Limited production (3,000 cases of total production.). “88 pts. Best wines of Argentina by Stephen Tanzer.”
Las Perdices Pinot Grigio
Dry White wine. 100% Pinot Grigio. Greenish-yellow color, subtle citrus aromas with floral edges. On the palate it has a good attack, balanced acidity and a long finish. Excellent as an aperitif, and perfect with seafood and appetizers with fish. Limited production (4,000 cases of total production.) “87 pts. Best wines of Argentina by Stephen Tanzer.” “Bronze Medal” International Tasters Guild.

Las Perdices Viognier
Dry White wine. 100% Viognier. Greenish-yellow color, floral aromas of peach and apricot. On the palate it is complex and balanced, with a long finish that continues the floral notes. Perfect to accompany spicy dishes, fish, and Asian food, especially sushi. Limited production (2,000 cases of total production)

Las Perdices Reserve Pinot Noir
Dry Red wine. 100% Pinot Noir. Ruby red color with violet highlights. Aromas of red and black fruits like cherry, strawberry, raspberry, Morello cherry and red currant, tinged with elegant oak notes. On the palate it is delicate and smooth, with notes of strawberry and other red fruits. The oak adds notes of vanilla and smokiness. Smooth, well-balanced tannins. Perfect with game dishes, white meats, pastas with cream sauce and fish. (Less than 850 cases of total production.)

Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry Red wine. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Intense ruby color. Sherry aromas with subtle pepper notes and soft oak touches. 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Soft in mouth, balanced, sour cherry and cassis flavors. Ideal to serve with red meat, pasta, fish and white meat with spiced sauces. (3,000 cases of total productions.)

Las Perdices Malbec
Dry Red wine. 100% Malbec. Intense purple red color. Complex berry aromas with delicate oak touches. Aged for 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Soft in mouth, balanced, plum and cherry notes. Ideal to serve with red meat, pasta, fish and white meat with spiced sauces.(6,000 cases of total production.) “Double Gold Medal” International Tasters Guild.

Las Perdices Syrah/Viognier
Dry Red wine. 93% Syrah, 7% Viognier. Ruby red color. Complex aromas of cherries and blueberries followed up by the subtle fragrance of apricot and white peach. On the palate it shows all of its potential; smooth, round, meaty and flavorful. Very good, ripe tannins, with a long and refined finish. This wine shows the characteristics typical of these two grape varieties, co-fermented to achieve synergy and give the wine complexity. Ideal match for game dishes, slow-cooked meat dishes and every type of mushroom. (Less than 500 cases of total production.)

Las Perdices Reserva “Don Juan”

Dry Red wine. 70% Malbec, 11% Syrah, 10% Bonarda, 9% Merlot. Intense ruby color with purple edges, complex berry aromas, hints of pepper, spices, violets and dried plums, with tobacco, chocolate and vanilla notes. Good attack in the mouth, smooth, round, well balanced structure with ripe tannins. Fruit notes combine with the oak to create a long-lasting, evolving explosion of flavors typical of exceptionally fine wines. 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Limited production (Less than 850 cases of total production.) “87 pts” Best wines of Argentina by Stephen Tanzer. “Silver Medal” International Tasters Guild Tasting. “91 pts.” Robert Parker/Wine Advocate.

Las Perdices Tinamu
Dry Red wine. Malbec 60%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Petit Verdot 10%, Tannat 5%
Intense red-violet color. On the nose, plums and gooseberries along with notes of violet, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Hints of black pepper and green pepper. The fresh fruit notes continue on the palate. A meaty and well balanced wine with sweet, ripe tannins, characterized by an endless amount of attributes that can be summed up by elegance, balance, smoothness and length. Easy to drink and enjoy! Perfect with haute cuisine, game and wild birds, and semi-hard and hard cheeses.(Less than 650 cases of total production.)

Las Perdices Malbec Rose
Fruity Rose wine. 100% Malbec. Fruity rose with a touch of sweetness balanced with good acidity to produce an elegant with. A wine that is great for the holidays and for relaxing on a summer day. Has the structure of a Malbec but can be enjoyed chilled.

Las Perdices Late Harvest Vioginer
Sweet Late Harvest wine. 100% Viognier. Golden yellow color. Aromas of apricots and peaches, with notes of honey and spices. On the palate it is smooth with predominance of ripe fruit. Perfect to drink on its own or with desserts, pates, or ripe cheeses. Very limited production (Less than 1,300 cases of total production.)