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The wines of Luis Correas, Mendoza

Paso de Los Andes 1006, Mendoza 5500, Argentina
Tel: 00 54 261 423 0604  Fax: 00 54 261 423 0604
E-mail: lscorrerassa@lanet.com.ar
UK agents: Patriarche (020 7381 4016; felicity@patriarchewines.com)

A 300 ha estate in Mendoza, with vineyards in the Medrano, Maipu and Lujan de Cuyo regions. Itís been going a while: the Correas family have run this Bodega since 1860. This is a solid, bargain-priced line-up. Retail prices in brackets.

Luis Correas Sauvignonasse 2002 Mendoza
Sauvignonasse is a synonym for the northeastern Italian variety Tocai Friuliano. Lovely herbal edge to the distinctive aromatic nose. The palate is bright and fruity with a herby varietal character. Interesting. Very good+ (£3.99)

Luis Correas Sauvignonasse/Chardonnay 2002 Mendoza
More herbal character here on the nose with some crisp fruitiness. The palate shows rounded fruity character. Clean and attractive. Very good  (£4.49)

Luis Correas Chardonnay 2002 Mendoza
Bright vivid fruit on the nose with a savoury, almost medicinal edge. The palate shows attractive spicy fruit with a distinctive savoury edge and good acid. Great for the price. Very good+ (£4.49)

Luis Correas Syrah 2002 Mendoza
Savoury roasted edge to the pure berry fruit on the nose. The palate shows rich fruit and good density with a savoury, toasted edge. Good concentration. Very good+ (£4.99)

Luis Correas Malbec 2002 Mendoza
Slightly restrained nose showing focused spicy fruit. Really appealing palate with vivid, juicy, well defined fruit. Ripe but with good acidity. Lovely balance. Very good/excellent (£4.99)

Luis Correas Malbec Oaked 1999 Mendoza
Lovely herbal complexity on the palate, which is mid weight. Delicious. Very good/excellent (£5.99)

Luis Correas Malbec Oaked 2000, Mendoza
Really appealing, spicy herb-tinged nose. The palate is midweight and chewy, with savoury nicely balanced fruit showing some herbal complexity. Very good+ (£5.99)

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