A Wine and Spirits Top 100 Winery
The Tapiz Winery, located in the San Pablo I.G. in Mendoza’s Uco Valley, has one of the highest vineyards in Mendoza at 4,600 feet above sea level. Under the ownership and vision of Patricia Ortiz, Tapiz is a pioneer in the region and helped develop San Pablo into one of Argentina’s most renowned IGs. The state-of-the art winery is located in the heart of the estate vineyards, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
The highly rated wines of Tapiz are made by the celebrated winemaking team of Fabian Valenzuela and famed Bordeaux winemaker Jean Claude Berrouet (winemaker of Petrus for 44 vintages). Their wines are a beautiful tapiz (tapestry) of terroir and innovation. Benefiting from the extremes of altitude, temperature, and soil heterogeneity, Fabian and Jean Claude are able to create wines that are full-bodied and concentrated, yet elegant and balanced.
Through her wineries, Patricia is dedicated to giving back to the environment through sustainable practices. She believes that sustainability is the interaction of community and the environment and at Tapiz they strive to make measurable contributions and encourage responsible practices among their staff, suppliers, and customers. As Sommelier Journal said: “Take note – this is a winery to follow.”
92 Points, Vinous (’20)
94 Points/Top Argentine Wine, James Suckling (’19)
Great tapiz between high altitude fruit and French oak barrels. Lush chocolate and dark fruit flavors with notes of herbs and cassis.
"Selección de Barricas"
91 Points, Wine Advocate (’15)
94 Points, James Suckling (’13)
94 Points, Wine & Spirits (’12)
A selection of the winery’s best barrels. A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Opulent, yet elegant, old world meets new.
92 Points, Wine Spectator (’18)
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast (’17)
Rated multiple times the best Malbec in the world. Intense blue and black fruits that stain your glass with its black tears. Concentrated and intense yet elegant and smooth.
Las Notas de Jean Claude
94 Points, James Suckling (’17)
95 Points, Wine Advocate (’13 & ’14)
A Bordeaux blend hand-crafted by Jean Claude Berrouet (former winemaker of Petrus). A limited wine, with notes of raspberries and cassis with structure and elegance.
Sparkling Extra Brut
90 Points, Vinous (NV)
Estate-grown fruit from the San Pablo IG and made in the metódo Champenoise. Aromas of strawberries, and cherries. Structured, elegant and fresh, with finesse from small persistent bubbles.
Retrato por Jean Claude
95 Points/Top 100 Cellar Selection,
Wine Enthusiast (’17)
94 Points, Vinous (’17)
Hand-crafted Cabernet blend from Jean Claude Berrouet. Very good aromatic intensity with mature red fruits. The tannins are sweet. Elegant and balanced.