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Willamette and Napa Valley Vigneron Expands to Argentina

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Corazon Del SolMendoza, Argentina – Founder Dr. Madaiah Revana of Revana Family Partners, owner of the highly acclaimed Revana Estate Winery (Napa Valley, CA) and Alexana Estate Winery (Willamette Valley, OR), proudly announces the completion of Corazon Del Sol in Mendoza, Argentina. Consisting of 17 acres of estate vineyards and a 6,000 square foot production facility, Corazon Del Sol marks the third and arguably the most ambitious addition to Dr. Revana’s portfolio of global wine growing estates.

Located at 3,600 feet in elevation on the western limits of the Uco Valley, Corazon Del Sol is built on an ancient stone covered riverbed below the dramatic landscape of the Andes Mountains. Inspired by the raw desert sites reminiscence to that of high elevation Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Dr. Revana specifically planted Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, along with the classic Bordeaux varietals of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. First planted in 2008, the 17 acre vineyard has been carefully divided by soil composition and elevation into 3 distinct parcels to allow further specialization of each individual vines vinifera and rootstock.

The vineyard’s high elevation and intense UV exposure combine to generate remarkably high levels of polyphenols which lead to the wines increased concentration of color, aroma, and texture. Additionally, the lack of vegetation and moisture in the region creates an extreme diurnal temperature range which yields one of the longest ripening windows in all of Mendoza. The resulting grapes are afforded extra time to develop their complex flavor profile, while maintaining elegantly fresh acidity profiles.

John Gabelhausen, President of Revana Family Partners, shares “as we begin to understand the nuances of this special piece of land, we have focused our attention on producing high-end single vineyard bottlings composed of Malbec, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. With encouragement from our friend and consulting Winemaker Santiago Achaval of the famed Achaval Ferrar, we have also felt compelled to produce what has now become Argentina’s first blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. We are convinced that our unique location within Mendoza’s high elevation Uco Valley is at the forefront of premium grape growing in Argentina.”

Named as an ode to Dr. Revana’s lifelong devotion to the practice of cardiology, as well as a dedication to his son Arun, whose name holds the significance of ‘Sun’ in many Indian languages, Corazon Del Sol is a natural continuation of Revana Family Partner’s commitment to harnessing the personalities of distinctive vineyard sites around the world. The first estate grown bottlings are
currently being imported into the United States and can be purchases online (www.corazondelsol.com) or at your neighborhood independent wine retailer.

ABOUT REVANA FAMILY PARTNERS

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Madaiah Revana, Revana Family Partners is a limited partnership that owns and operates Revana Estate Winery (est. 1997 in Napa Valley, CA), Alexana Estate Winery (est. 2005 in Willamette Valley, OR) and Corazon Del Sol (est. 2008 in Uco Valley, Mendoza). The Wine Spectator’s annual Top 100 list awarded their 2007 Revana Estate Cabernet Sauvignon #4 in
2010, and their 2010 Alexana Estate Pinot Noir #17 in 2013.

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