Casarena from Lujan de Cuyo
Casarena is forging a different path from the other wineries in Mendoza. Instead of searching for undiscovered terroirs in new places like the Uco Valley, it is discovering the hidden gems in its home region of Lujan de Cuyo—a place full of rich tradition, potential, and unique micro-terroirs. Casarena has purchased as well as planted vineyards in several distinctive sites, and they control all aspects of winegrowing and winemaking in order to maximize the flavor expression of these terroirs.
The name “Casarena” is a creative merging of the Spanish words “casa” (house) and “arena” (sand), and is a tribute to their restored 1930s winery made of sand-colored stone and the sandy soil that their estate is built on. Young and innovative winemaker Mariano Quiroga Adamo leads the charge with determination, creativity, and an enthusiastic sense of discovery. He was named “Young Winemaker of the Year” at the Gaucho Annual Winemaker Awards in the UK. Mariano's mission is to let the Lujan de Cuyo terroir speak naturally through his wines, and he brings fresh innovation to what is new and exciting in Argentina.
2016 Casarena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon | 89 pts James Suckling
2015 Casarena Estate Red Blend | 90 pts Vinous
2015 Casarena Single Vineyard Owen's Cabernet | 94 pts The Wine Advocate, 93 pts Wine & Spirits
2014 Casarena Single Vineyard Naoki's Malbec | 92 pts Wine Spectator, 92 pts Wine Advocate
Casarena is imported by Vine Connections - the leading South American wine importer in the US
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