2017 MARKED THE 71RST VINTAGE AT OUR VINEYARD DON EUGENIO. AFTER YEARS OF IMPROVING OUR 10 ACRE VINEYARD AND FERMENTING THE THREE SECTIONS, NORTH, SOUTH, AND CENTRAL SEPARATELY, WE CONCLUDED THAT A PART OF A CENTRAL SECTION WOULD BE BOTTLED ON IT'S OWN TO COMMEMORATE EUGENIO GIOACCHINI WHO PLANTED THE VINES WE HAVE PRESERVED TO MAKE ADELANTE OLD VINE MALEC AND CUVEE D.E.
CUVEE D.E. IS THE FINEST EXPRESSION OF OUR VINEYARD
WE BELIEVE IT IS RARE TO FIND A SMALL VINEYARD BEING METICULOUSLY FARMED IN THE PRICE RANGE OF THESE WINES.
Our label was designed by Nick Andrews. He is an original artist who got interested in our story. He tried to interpret our respect for the past in Argentina, the land and the people that created the basis of modern Argentina wines.
Here's a short note on the way the artist created the label:
'I started off with small sketches of social, joyful and lyrical interpretations. These I combined with the rhythm of the title Adelante, afterwards I added the year and grape.
This gave me different compositions to work with, horizontal, vertical and circle. I based my designs on 3 images: A social meeting, joyful dance and heritage. I wanted it to have an impressionistic line but also an expressive use of color so I decided to use watercolor as a technique, to give it flow and spontaneity.
My use of colors was based on primary and secondary colors, also the technique of complementary contrast. We chose to work with heritage, with the gaucho, the decked table, the vineyards and the mountains of Mendoza as scenery. This interpretation worked well with the title Adelante.
I made a couple of versions in different shades of tone, and decided for the expressive and primary way. The result on the bottle was also important the way it looked. It was a nice encounter with all my senses; visual, lyrical and tasteful...'
- Nick Andrews
Cuvee D.E Label
With the permission and approval of Nick Andrews, the Artist of our Adelante label, Naiomi Kaufman (daughter of the winemaker Ray Kaufman) painted a number of labels. We wanted to feature Eugenio Gioachini, the vineyard, and the Andes. It is the relationship between the three which is the basis of
Cuvee D.E. As with everything we do, this label was hand painted along with the lettering which reflects our traditional hand work from the vineyard, to the winery, to the label.