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Pedro Aznar, Argentine bassist and composer recognized in the world, refers to the magic that wine causes in the company of people, music or lyrics.


“ Wine is the noblest drink there, invites you to meet, talk, to have a long table drinking quiet with friends, watching the sun go down, telling nice stories, sharing music, poetry... it's a little liquid poetry” (Pedro Aznar)

A few years ago,  Pedro Aznar , had a quasi-fortuitous encounter with Marcelo Pelleriti and a path of adventure, friendship and pleasure called  Abreundos  opened for them.

It is from 2012 that they shape the design of the winery in Valle de Uco, in Mendoza, in which Pedro is not a guest at the banquet. He studied Sommelier's career and actively participates in all the processes.

In  Abremundos  music is very present and the faithful reflection of this is the  octaves  present in its  bottles  . Octave Bassa is represented as “ 8vb ” and serves on the pentagram, to tell a musician to perform a passage one octave lower.

 Eighth Bassa , too, is the beginning of the  winery  lines and is a 100% Malbec vineyards of the Uco Valley. It is made with a microvinification system in 225 lts French oak barrels placed vertically and removing any of the lids. This serves, among other things, to have under control all the variables that affect fermentation in a manageable volume and achieve a unique assembly with wood.

The aging process takes place for 16 months in barrels, also of the same type of oak and then goes through a well-deserved rest in bottles for 6 more months.

This melody in the process allows us to drink a very harmonious and robust  wine  , with ripe fruit well marked and present. Without edges that tune its composition owns a purple color with light piping. Palate with mild tannins, homogeneous acidity, something sweet and a long finish conclude the symphony of flavors and aromas.

“The pillar of any art is  poetry . I think there's a poetic look that you apply to any artistic discipline you're dedicated to. Making wine is an art... besides a  science ” says Pedro and continues “... then the same applies to wine, you have to have a poetic look and the fact that Marcelo is a musician of course that brings him, because music also has something of architecture, of proportions. Wine also has a lot of architecture, proportions, counterpoints, notes, sonorities, textures, detail... and the fact that we are both  musicians  and wine lovers of course unites us.”

And maybe that's why wine and music go hand in hand.

Publication Date: 17/02/2020

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