Denario is made by Bodega Humberto Canale, in the Rio Negro region of Patagonia. It was founded in 1909 by its namesake and has gone on to be considered one of the finest producers of wine in Argentina.
Bodega Humberto Canale has prospered to the point that it is now one of the country's largest wineries, with over one million cases of wine produced annually. Today, it is headed by Guillermo Barzi Canale, the fifth-generation Canale to run the estate.
The soil and climate here are ideal for growing grapes. Since it is about 2,500 feet above sea level, the air is crystal clear and the temperature is fairly cool. The fact that it sits next to the Andes Mountains is the reason why the area's terroir is so great. Because of the elevation, the vineyards attract no pests, so there is no need for pesticides. And the runoff water from the Andes Mountains provides more than enough water to irrigate the vines.
These perfect conditions allow for perfect wine to be made, and that is certainly what we have here. Malbec is the superstar grape of Argentina and this selection provides ample proof as to why that is.
Denario exhibits all the power and glory of Malbec, but also delivers a gentler, fruit-driven side. Careful oak aging only adds to the large fruit components of black cherry, plum, anise and cranberry. The finish is long and luscious, with every facet of flavor shining through.