Ray Kaufman, after having worked as a winemaker for Laurel Glen for over 20 vintages, dreamed making a more delicate, perfumed style of Malbec from Argentina. Adelante, translating to 'moving forward', began with the purchase of the Don Eugenio vineyard. The site is located in the La Consulta region of Valle de Uco, was planted back in 1946, and now at 73 years old the grapes still grow on their original roots. Prior to his purchase, the grapes growing on this vineyard were being broken up and sold off to be incorporated into blends. Kaufman wished to save the old, nearly forgotten vines within Argentina and worked tirelessly to revive these truly historic plantings by focusing his single bottling. With the first vintage in 2013, Adelante has continued to grow and achieve exactly what Kaufman dreamed to do.
The vineyard is in the process of being converted to completely organic. As a whole the team implements minimal intervention in the vineyard. Once the grapes are harvested they ferment with native yeasts only, utilize natural occurring ML, and only add SO2 after ML is complete. All wines are made and bottled in Argentina and are then shipped to California.
(SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)