Rogue Vine


Rogue Vine is a project led by Leo Erazo, who is also the winemaker for Altos Las Hormigas in Mendoza, Argentina along with his partner Justin Decker. They make wines from two different subregions of the Itata Valley. All the vineyards are composed of hillside, dry-farmed bush-vines that are a minimum of 60 years old, some older than 300. The soils are primarily composed of granite with a mix of clay and quartz. The winemaking is simple and employs native yeast, old barrels, no corrections, and minimal sulfur prior to bottling. Itata Valley’s viticulture is primarily practiced through horse plowing and hand farming. Rogue Vine’s ethos is to promote the rich history of this long neglected and local farming community.

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ROGUE VINE GRAND ITATA BLANCO 2014

Rogue Vine Grand Itata Blanco 2014

This is a blend of old vine, hand harvested grapes consisting of 55% Moscatel, 35% Riesling, and 10% Chardonnay. The nose is vibrant with notes of peach, white flowers, lychee, and mandarin orange that lead to a soft but stony mid palate of star fruit and coconut flakes. A long, complex finish is heightened by the bright acid and mineral qualities.

ROGUE VINE GRAND ITATA TINTO 2014

Rogue Vine Grand Itata Tinto 2014

This is a blend of old vine, hand harvested grapes consisting of 95 % Cinsault and 5% Pais. The nose shows bright red fruits of raspberry and strawberry with rose petals and hints of fresh forest floor. The palate is defined by its tannin and acid structure that keeps the wine lifted accentuating the fruit and leading to a racy finish.

ROGUE VINE SUPER ITATA TINTO 2014

Rogue Vine Super Itata Tinto

This wine is a blend of 33% Carignan, 33% Malbec, and 33% Syrah all old vine, hand harvested grapes. The wine is rich in color with notes of blue and black fruits, white pepper, mocha, and caramel apple that are wrapped in curry spices and hints of dill. The palate is well balanced with ripe tannins, a bright mid-palate, and smooth and velvety finish.

ROGUE VINE INSOLENTE 2011

Rogue Vine Insolente 2011

This is 100% hand harvested, old vine Carignan. The wine is big, bold, perfumed and has notes of plum, cherry luden suckers, and black pepper with hints of sage and barnyard. The wine is held up by dusty tannins and finishes with notes of mushroom and velvety round fruit.