Score: 94 Uncorked
ASA NISI MASA is a magic formula, a code used by children to prevent adults from understanding them and thus escape from their world. ASA NISI MASA reminds adults of their remote childhood dreams. The wines do not pass through oak. The vinification of these wines focuses on freshness, tension and fruit. The first vintage was a 2015 Malbec, then a Bonarda was made in 2017 and finally a Cabernet Franc in 2020.
These wines are a tribute to the surreal universe of film director Federico Fellini, whose works are often compared to those of Argentina's most famous writer, Jorge Luis Borges, and his magical realism.
"The selection for this rather unusual bonarda by strain standards comes from a very old vineyard in the Vista Flores area of the Uco Valley. The normally smooth texture here is transformed to create a little clawed monster The flavors are exuberant, rich in tones of blackberries and herbs; a full-bodied red, far removed from the stereotypes of the bonarda from the warm east of Mendoza. Rather, it is an excellent example of a mountain bonarda." Patricio Tapia - Descorchados Guide
- Cellar Upside Down World
- Punctuation 94 Uncorked
- Guy Red
- Harvest 2021
- Varietal bonarda
- Cut 100% Bonarda
- Breeding 6 months in concrete pools
- Oenologist Quentin Pommier and Thibault Lepoutre
- Region IG Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza
- Operating temperature: 16 to 18°C
- Country Argentina
- pairing Red Meats, Pork, Grilled, Smoked, Roasted, Strong Cheeses, Hard Cheeses, Onion Sauces, Mushrooms, Black Pepper Sauces