"Our legacy in purest form. Every wine we craft is an expression of the lessons and the passions the have led us to this moment, and that guide our steps into the future."
The history of Bodegas Molina winery is marked by tradition. They have gathered the family experience in the winery activity, and redefined this legacy through organic practices.
The Molina surname is strongly linked to vine-growing in South America. Its origin dates back to the 12th century, when the kings of Castile and Aragon granted Manrique Perez de Lara the “Lord of Molina” title.
The Molina Pico House Museum was originally built in 1761 and historically linked to Pedro Molina, a well-known character in the Mendoza province history. Winemaking activity was developed in this house through “La Resurrección” winery, which produced renowned quality wines.
Through the Bodegas Molina project, the family descendants have decided to resume the excellence legacy, focusing on organic wines.
From the beginning of the project, the activities were planned considering the fragility of the global ecosystem in general and the ecosystem of Mendoza in particular.
Therefore, the organic wines development was just the starting point, and not a long-term objective.
The project is constantly striving to generate its own energy through renewable resources, mainly solar, and is looking to develop irrigation systems using water from the atmosphere. In order to do this, this technology, which already exists, still needs to be developed to such an extent that it can be financially and economically feasible.
Bodegas Molina is working on initiatives to improve access to basic education for local communities and to create strong links with different sports. The project is based on solid values, with positive development goals throughout the Argentine territory, providing growth to yet little exploited areas and therefore laying the foundations of the productive legacy for future generations of the family.
Grape Composition: Malbec 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Shiraz 30%
Region: Alto Salvador (San Martín) and El Plumero (Lavalle), Mendoza.
Age of vineyards:
– Malbec: 20-25 años.
– Cabernet Sauvignon: 25-30 años.
– Shiraz: 20-25 años.
Owned vineyards: Yes.
Type of harvest: Hand harvested in March/April.
Type of soil: Sandy.
Fermentation: Classic with selected yiests.
Main analytical data:
– Alcohol: 15,3 % v/v
– Sugar: 5,9 gr./l
– Acidity: 8 gr./l
– pH: 3,48
Ageing: 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Bottle Ageing: 12 months.
Color: Burgundy, intense, attractive. When shaking the glass, drops of wine dye the cristal into violet hues.
Aroma: Complex, red berries marmalade scents are mixed with confits, vanilla and chocolate.
Flavour: At first strong and smooth, balanced at the same time. The freshness of acidity goes well with the alcohol sweetness and the body of the tannins.