Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"A Lisa, dedicated to the grandmother of the Hans's family, is a blend of 90% Malbec, 9% Merlot and 1% Petit-Verdot, cultivated partly organically and biodynamically. A dense violet and plum colour, with a bouquet of dark berries, cherry, minerals and cocoa. Medium-bodied with an excellent structure, notes of cherry and cassis with balanced, persistent tannins. A flexible wine that can be served by the glass on its own, pairs well with pasta, fish, white meats and red meats."
93/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2018 Vintage)
"The original red 2018 A Lisa is named after Hans Vindig Diers' Danish grandmother and sourced from villages within 15 kilometres of Mainqué in Rio Negro, so it's their village red. They had frost in the zone in 2018 and yields were decimated, so production plummeted from 90,000 to 70,000 bottles. This is mostly Malbec with some 9% Merlot and perhaps 1% Petit Verdot, and the full berries fermented in stainless steel. Only 15% to 20% of the volume matured in used French oak barrels for some nine months, while the rest was kept in stainless steel. It felt very fruit-forward at first, but it turned more serious with some air. It seemed to put on weight in the glass, showing more depth and layers, with clean aromas and a round and juicy palate with more clout than you would think. It has more complexity than the varietals and comes through as tasty, long and dry."
93/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
"A very fresh, juicy and energetic malbec with plenty of ripe plums and red cherries. The texture and lively mouthfeel is impressive. Drink or hold."
Reviews for the previous vintage below…
92/100 Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright ruby-red. Slightly wild but vibrant scents of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, violet and game reminded me a bit of northern Rhône Syrah. Supple, lively and concentrated, conveying a restrained sweetness and Old World savoir faire to its intense but very smooth flavours of smoky dark berries, licorice and peppery herbs. Suave and light on its feet, but also has the energy and dusty tannins for a graceful evolution in bottle. Finishes with captivating notes of violet, black pepper and crushed blackberry. At once riper and more pristine than the 2016 edition. Complex and sophisticated for its price, and likely to evolve more slowly than the ‘16. Drink 2019 – 2026."