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Red wine from the artist #Dieter Meier

Text Joachim Fischer
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Photos Hawesko, Presse
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08/10/2021
Dieter Meier WEIN
Dieter Meier, who became known as a musician and artist, has been cultivating wines of excellent quality in Agrelo Alto, one of Argentina's best wine regions, since the late 1990s. The main focus here is on the ecological production process - thus, the name of the "Puro" product line of Weingut Dieter Meier already refers to the thoroughly organic cultivation method.

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Dieter Meier is considered a convinced organic farmer and lives his passion for organic farming to the fullest. Today, Meier owns a wine estate on Ibiza as well as further farms and a vineyard in Argentina – all in organic cultivation. “Especially here, the right location for the right product plays a much more important role than in conventional farming. The latter is a rape of nature, with unforeseeable consequences”, the autodidact says. Agrelo Alto, near Mendoza, is meanwhile considered as one of the top wine growing areas in Argentina worldwide. His philosophy is that the distinctive terroir of the region with its mineral structures and fruit-intensive aromas can be tasted in every glass.

Dieter Meier WEIN

It is generally known that Argentina produces excellent wines from the Malbec grape variety. However, Cabernet Sauvignon also thrives splendidly in the Andean country. Dieter Meier has now skillfully combined the two grape varieties in his Puro wine. As usual for his wines, the grapes for the Malbec Cabernet come exclusively from organic farming. Thus, the Malbec provides an intensely fragrant fruit character and the Cabernet Sauvignon delivers structure and spice. A truly successful pairing! The organic Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in Agrelo Alto – an area known in Argentina as the Mecca of grape production. Here, the grapes thrive at the foot of the Andes at an altitude of 1,100 meters. This location, with its large differences between day and night temperatures, ensures a lot of freshness in the wine. You don’t have to worry about hours of sunshine in Argentina anyway, and a drip irrigation system gives the vines not too much and not too little water. Dieter Meier’s Puro wines are highly popular for a reason. The organically produced Malbec Cabernet now brings two grape varieties together in impressively successful style. How the wine tastes: strong character & powerful ruby red with shimmering violet reflections. On the nose, very typical Malbec aromas reminiscent of blueberries, blackberries and plum. But classic Cabernet Sauvignon notes are also present: especially blackcurrant, green pepper and clove can be made out. In the mouth very structured, with firm tannins and a good acidity.

“As exciting as my life is this cuvée of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mendoza region.” Dieter Meier

Taste wines from Dieter Meier at home? You can order them here.

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