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2015 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clasica. 91 Pts.

Our Bonarda Clasica received 91 points in Tim Atkin’s 2017 Argentina Report.

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2015 Colonia Las Liebres Brut Rosé. 90 Pts.

Our sparkling Bonarda received 90 points in Tim Atkin’s 2017 Argentina Report.

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Com Oro Sakura 2017 - CLL Bonarda
SAKURA Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2017: Gold Medal

Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2015 received a Gold Medal in Japan’s Women Wine Awards SAKURA 2017.

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Guia Checa Ed. 2017- Colonia 15
Elisabeth Checa: Los Buenos Vinos Argentinos 2017

We reproduce Elisabeth Checa’s comments on our Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica 2015 in the original language they were published, to respect her exact thoughts on the wine: “Volvieron a un estilo austero. Un vino de verano, con una acidez marcada, fruta roja muy fresca. No es una señora gorda, tiene una seducción filosa, atractiva. Textura sedosa que lo convierte en muy bebible a la hora de las pastas con bolognesa.”

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Parker 2016 - CLL Bonarda
Robert Parker: 90 points

ROBERT PARKER – THE WINE ADVOCATE | Luis Gutiérrez Argentina 2016 Report: “The Sky is the Limit”. 90 pts ColoniaLasLiebres Bonarda  Clásica. Luis Gutiérrez wrote: “I had not crossed paths with this wine in a while, so I was looking forward to tasting the 2015 Bonarda Colonia Las Liebres, a sure value and very representative of the grape. It’s produced from their own estate vineyards. They aim for a fresher expression of the variety here, with fine-grained tannins, blending grapes from different zones in the province; the grapes are fermented in stainless steel and kept in cement vats, never in contact with oak. 2015 was very warm towards the end of the cycle, and the harvest was 15 days earlier than anticipated. The nose is clean and the palate is soft, a light Bonarda without any oak, a juicy, fresh and easy to drink expression of the variety. It was harvested early and not extracted. The price is almost unbelievable; one to buy by the case.”

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Com Puntos Guia Penin 2017 - CLL Bonarda
Guía Peñín 2017: 92 points

Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda 2014 received 92 points in the Spanish wine guide Guía Peñín 2017.

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Guía Peñín 2017: 90 points

2014 Colonia Las Liebres Brut Rosé Bonarda Sparkling wine received 90 points in the Spanish wine guide Guía Peñín 2017.

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Aldo Graziani: 91 points

Aldo Graziani: 91 points in the “Reporte del Vino Argentino 2017″ – Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica 2014

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Wine Folly

5 South American Wine Varieties You Need to Know

Bonarda is back. By the way, the Bonarda in Argentina is a different grape than the Bonarda from Italy and is also known as Charbono, Corbeau or Douce Noir.

Traditional Bonarda

Historically pipped as Malbec’s little brother, it was often seen as an alternative to Malbec, and vinified in the same way. More traditional Bonarda wines are jammy and fruit-forward coming from warmer regions.

Fresh, flirty Bonarda

Treated with shorter maceration periods and some whole cluster carbonic maceration, this new clan of Bonarda are lighter, fruitier and perfect to enjoy chilled over lunch. The rise in light sparkling pink wines coming from the variety is also something to cast your eye on.

  • Key regions: Lujan de Cuyo (the sub-regions of Vistalba and Ugarteche), Tupungato.
  • Names to look out for: Alto Las Hormigas “Colonia Las Liebres”
http://winefolly.com/tutorial/5-south-american-wine-varieties-you-need-to-know/

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Tim Atkin - CLL Bonarda
2016 TIM ATKIN Argentina Report: 91 pts CLL Bonarda Clásica

2014 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica. 91 Points. 

Tim Atkin wrote: “ Made from grapes grown around the winery in the wilds of Medrano, this is a Bonarda that’s treated like a Pinot Noir, with very gentle extraction and no oak. Red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit flavours are complemented by gentle tannins, some pepper spice and bright acidity.”

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Tim Atkin - CLL Espumante
2016 TIM ATKIN Argentina Report: 90 pts CLL Sparkling

2014 Colonia Las Liebres Brut Rosé. 90 Pts. 

“Served as a digestif at the winery, this is much more than a curiosity. Pale in colour, with no dosage at all, it’s floral and refreshing with fine bubbles and a nip of tannin. Just the thing for a hot summer afternoon.”

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Suckling Bonarda
James Suckling: 91 Points

Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Reserva 2012: 91 Points

“This is one of the best Bonardas of the world. Not that there are a lot but I love the cocoa powder, bitter and cedar character. Balanced and flavorful.”

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