While Argentina has been stigmatized by overripe, inky, and somewhat sloppy wines over the years, Buscado, headed by Alejandro Sejanovich, is determined to change that. Alejandro is dedicated to finding the best sites and making the best wines from the southern Uco Valley in Las Pareditas and high in the Andean foothills to discover the subtleties of Gualtallary dead or alive (hence Vivo o Muerto).
Alejandro Sejanovich is considered one of the best winemakers in Argentina right now. He is part of a movement of producers bringing the country to the world stage fashioning incredible wines from vineyards that he planted himself. La Verdad Gualtallary from Boscado is an exquisite and hard-to-find example of what this part of Argentina is capable of in the right hands. Gualtallary is located in the northern Uco Valley, in the county of Tupungato, at an altitude of 5,000 feet elevation and is the last vineyard district before the Andean foothills. Planted to Malbec and Cabernet Franc on sandy soils with rocky limestone, the two varietals are co-fermented with natural yeasts in concrete tanks and amphorae. The vineyard's high elevation lends a freshness and energy that mimics that of a great Bordeaux in perfect balance. La Verdad ages in Franch oak (17% new) for 12 months before bottling and shows excellent restraint at only 14% alcohol. This is a beautiful and hard-to-find wine that is one of the top examples coming from this part of Argentina, and right now, we have the only bottles available in the world which are due to arrive next month. A colossal score below Vinous La Verdad is highly recommended for Argentinian wines and Bordeaux blends.
Vinous 96 points! "The 2019 Buscado Vivo O Muerto La Verdad is a co-fermentation of Malbec and Cabernet Franc from San Pablo, Uco Valley. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 17% of them new. Purplish red in color. The delicate nose features sweet and sour cherry, plum and hints of herbs. Attractive and precise overall, the oak provides support for the other aromas without restricting them. In the mouth, it’s a joy: free-flowing but compact with fine tannins that lend texture and a juicy acidity that brings energy, balancing out the palate. This Malbec and Cabernet Franc blend is perfect; each variety has the space to show off its best qualities and character while there’s also ample margin for the finished wine to get even better with time. (Drink between 2021 - 2034)"