Open the Door to Agrelo, Argentina
Lamadrid founder Guillermo García Lamadrid opened the door from his home in Cuba when he was a child. With the turbulence in Cuba at the time of the Revolution, his mother Matilde put him on an airplane to embark on a new life. Many more doors opened during his lifetime, all leading to Argentina and the building of the Lamadrid winery in one of the oldest and most premier growing regions in Argentina: Agrelo, “the land of Malbec,” Mendoza. Lamadrid’s mission is to be the best representation of its Agrelo terroir.
Following their philosophy that “Wine Is Made In The Vineyard, Let The Terroir Speak For Itself,” Lamadrid owns three vineyards in Agrelo: Finca La Matilde (planted 1929), Finca Lamadrid (1973), and Finca La Suiza (2004). Their wines are all estate grown from one of these single vineyards, and follow organic and sustainable farming practices. The vineyards are irrigated with the pure water from the Andes and the wines are vinified using only indigenous yeasts with no fining or filtration. In the words of Gabriela García, Guillermo’s daughter, “Water is such a precious resource, especially when making wine in a desert. Sustainability and eco-friendliness need to be incorporated into the way of life in the vineyard and winery.” Gabriela, a Certified Sommelier, travels the world as brand ambassador. Héctor and Pablo Durigutti, two of Argentina’s most celebrated winemakers, are partners with Guillermo and have hand-crafted the wines since the first vintage in 2005.
As Robert Parker said, Lamadrid is “A great value winery to look for.”
Single Vineyard Reserva
91 Points, James Suckling (’18)
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast (’17)
Top 100 Wine of the Year,
Wine Enthusiast (’16)
Lamadrid was a pioneer in Argentine Cab Franc, and has even been the top selling Cabernet Franc in the United States (Nielsen, 52 weeks 3/1/14).
Single Vineyard Reserva
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (’17)
91 Points, James Suckling (’16)
Exemplary Malbec, with dense black fruit and plum flavors and notes of dark chocolate and hints of orange peel typical if its Agrelo terroir. 2 vines = 1 bottle.
91 Points, James Suckling (’17 & ’18)
92 Points, James Suckling (’16)
From Lamadrid’s new generation: Beatriz, Gabriela, and Nicole, with winemakers Héctor and Pablo Durigutti. 60% Malbec, 30% Bonarda, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc.
95 Points & Editors’ Choice,
Wine Enthusiast (’13)
94 Points & Editors’ Choice,
Wine Enthusiast (’12)
Named in honor of Guillermo’s mother, who took the heartbreaking yet brave decision that opened the doors to the creation of Lamadrid winery. 100% from the best two hectares of the 90 year-old Matilde vineyard.