Perhaps the most radical of Argentina’s winemakers, Matias
Michelini was fondly known as the "green Michelini" for many
years and his colourful winemaking still makes him the rebell
of the Argentine wine scene. Pioneering a lean style of wine
with often electric acidity, Michelini has been at the forefront
of Uco Valley winemaking and in
particular Gualtallary’s development over the last decade. A
firm believer in biodynamic viticulture, Mathias'wines very
much start in the vineyard and almost invariably end in
Esperando a los Barbaros is a wine that reflects its terroir.
Made from grapes sourced from high altitude (1 400m above
sea level) and remote vineyards in Gualtallary in the Uco
Valley. Organic and Bio-dynamic, this has Malbec purity all
over it. The calcareous soils leave their mark with a fresh and
minty nose, with wild flowers and purity of fruit in the mouth, a
firm texture, tension and minerality.