Via Revolucionaria “La C. Grande”
Via Revolucionaria is the passion project of winemaker and agronomist Matias Michelini. Located in the Uco Valley area of Mendoza’s Tupungato district, Michelini strives to make experimental wines that express the terroir of this cooler climate. His wines aren’t overly expensive yet are extremely low production, drawn from multiple inspirations, regions, and styles, but each of the wines do have some things in common: they are all single vineyard, unconventional wines, crafted with maximum care yet minimal intervention and fermented with native yeast. This particular bottling is 100% Criolla Grande, grown at 3,450 feet in alluvial, rocky soils. Macerated with the stems, then fermented with native yeasts; aged 5 months in concrete egg, the lifted and bright nose shows notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, dried rose petals, and milk chocolate. The palate is light and fresh with good acidity and bright red fruit shining through. The finish shows macerated raspberries with a hint of cinnamon, crushed dried leaves, and orange peel.