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Bertagna, Gustavo

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Bertagna, Gustavo
Age: 34 Years

Current position:

First Winemaker at Dominio del Plata Winery

Previous work experience:
  • 2008 – 2010 – First Winemaker at Dominio del Plata Winery
  • 2005 – 2007 – Sales and technical advices dept at AEB Mendoza
  • 2003 – 2005  -  Research on tannins at AEB Mendoza
Studies abroad:
  • 2008 – Specialization in different international winemaking styles, France
  • 2007 – Grape Harvest and winemaking Cave de Florensac, France, as Second Winemaker
  • 2002-2005  – Grape Harvest and Winemaking in Zimmerman-Graeff & Muller Winery, Germany, as Second Winemaker
List of best wines and their awards:
  • Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontés – Argentina Wine Awards 2010- Trophy / Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 2010-  90 pts / GQ Magazine 2010- Wine bargain of the year / Robert Parker’s 2009- World’s Best Wine Values Under $25 / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 2009- 90 pts / Wine & Spirits Magazine 2009, 2007, 2004- Value Brand of the Year
  • Crios Rosé of Malbec 2009 – Argentina Wine Awards 2010- Trophy / Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar  2010 – 89 pts / Robert Parker’s 2009- World’s Best Wine Values Under $25 / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 2009- 89 pts / Wine & Spirits Magazine 2009- Value Brand of the Year
  • Anubis Malbec 2009 - Argentina Wine Awards 2010- Gold Medal
  • Susana Balbo Late Harvest Torrontés 2009 – Argentina Wine Awards 2010 – Silver Medal
  • Riesling Peter and Peter Bodega Zimmerman - Graeff & Muller
  • Crios Malbec 2009 - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 2010 – 89 points
Awards / Scholarships:

Scolarship from Don Bosco College for a postgraduate course in “Planning and quality management from the vineyard to the wine”

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry:

All along the past few years, the quality of Argentine’s wines has clearly been improved, highlighting the improvement of work techniques and a better knowledge of the different geographical areas that produce high quality grapes with unique characteristics.