Decero, meaning “from scratch”, was born of a bare patch of land and a family´s love affair with wine. Winemaking
in Thomas Schmidheiny´s family went back to his grandparents in Switzerland and, just as Napa had inspired his
mother, Adda, in the 1970s, so too did Agrelo capture the heart and mind of Thomas, when travelling over the Andes
into Argentina, 20 years later.
Starting “decero” was exactly how Thomas Schmidheiny dreamt of beginning a world-class vineyard, free from
constraint of tradition and full of passion. Here in Agrelo, the source of some of Argentina’s finest red wines, Thomas
instinctively knew that he had found the place to continue the family legacy and to handcraft wines whose allure
would lie in being true to their origin. The beautiful yet desolate spot Thomas had found was cradled in the heart of
Agrelo, in the foothills of the Andes. This land, bare apart from wild shrubs, was to become our Remolinos Vineyard.
We named the vineyard after its strangest and most special natural attribute, the remolinos, or tiny whirlwinds. These
gusts of wind stir up the bare soil into dancing spiral forms which thread their way through the vines, keeping the
grapes in perfect condition during the growing season. Situated 3,500 feet (1,050 meters) above sea level, our
vineyard is the highest in Agrelo: here the cool night westerly air from the Andes passes over a land that is warm by
FINCA DECERO MALBEC
Continuing the hallmark style of Malbec from
Remolinos Vineyard, this wine shows intense violet
aromatics, bright freshness and acidity which has
come to define Decero Malbec. The 2015 Malbec
being one of our lighter Malbec wines of recent years
which is in harmony with its supple tannins gently
integrated over 14 months in French oak barrels.