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Caligiore awarded at “Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2011″

Caligiore Malbec 2009 was the “Overall Winner of the Wine & Spirit category” at the prestigious and widely respected “Soil Association Organic Food Awards 2011.”

The award winning Malbec 2009 is made with grapes grown on 80 year old vines. In the winery, a minimalist (indigenous yeasts, no additives etc) and organic winemaking approach is employed.

“Our main goal is get a tiny piece of Mendoza through the grape and into every single bottle” says Gustavo. He is from the third generation of the family to tend the vines and took the leap of making his own wines in 2001.

“We aim to make highly concentrated wines, where the personality of the grapes and the land are given full expression. The company philosophy is ‘The soul of the land made into wine’ ” says Gustavo. ‘The whole team is extremely proud to win this prize because it means that our hard work over many years has been recognized. At the same time it’s also a tribute to my mother, Norma who was as committed and a very enthusiastic woman promoting organic farming in Mendoza. With her strong spirit she led each of us at Caligiore through some difficult times.”

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