The work in the vineyard is both natural and meticulous, with regular plowing and no use of herbicides or pesticides. Harvesting is done exclusively by hand. The wine is vatted for 30 days in 60 hectoliter wooden containers before being aged for 18 to 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels. The wine is rich and displays flavors of cocoa, coffee and toast along with black fruits and loam. Rich and powerful in its youth, Poesia will gain nuance and complexity with bottle age.
Another outstanding effort from Hélène Garcin-Lévêque and her husband, viticulturalist Patrice Lévêque, owners of some Bordeaux’s most sought-after labels (including Clos l’Eglis in Pomerol) and Poesia, also in Mendoza. Clos des Andes comes from 100% Malbec vines with an average age of 80 years that are planted at 5,500 vines/ha.