The incredible history of Cavas de Crianza begins in the year 1883 when Bautista Ger?nimo Gargantini arrived in Argentina from Italy. After gaining success with various trades, he raised a small amount of capital and on the weekends traveled through Valle de Uco with a wagon purchasing livestock.
Eventually raising more capital, he joined with another immigrant of the Italian-Swiss community, Juan Giol, and shared the secret of 'how to make wine'. Together they formed La Colina De Oro, The Hill of Gold, now Bodega Giol in honor of his place of origin. In 1899, they began to produce small quantities of wine and by 1911 they were amongst the top producers of wine worldwide. They were even fortunate enough to host a banquet in honor of President Figueroa Alcorta in the winery.
In 1909, at 50 years of age, Bautista Ger?nimo decided to return to his native land. He sold his portion of the winery and bought property in Mendoza province. There, he entrusted his son to establish the winery which would also include partners whom were descendants of Don Juan Gioli.
His son, Bautista Gargantini, who had lived in Switzerland since 1902, established a very close relationship with his grandfather Pietro who was influential to the political arena and helped further his future political life in Argentina.
In 1948, he learned the French techniques for producing Champagne and began making sparkling wine in the Champagne method there. It was the first champagne fermented in the bottle in Argentina.
Aside from his love of sport, wine and race horses, he also left an indelible mark through his political life. He served in the 'Uni?n C?vica Radical' (Radical Civic Union), and was Governor and Councilman of Rivadavia. In 1924, he was chosen as vice governor of the Mendoza province and served as mediator in the conflicts between the governor Jos? Nestor Lencinas and the president of the nation Don Hip?lito Irigoyen.
This 100% Malbec shows the classic violet hues of this grape, intense and deep. The fruit explosion in its nose is the evident characteristic with a strong tendency to red fruits, plum and a delicate coffee aroma coming from the oak barrels.