Tributo Winery, by Trapiche

Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:55pm EDT

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A Homage to Argentina`s Wine Industry
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Trapiche, a pioneer and active industry leader in Argentina and abroad, is proud
to present TRIBUTO winery, its newest project development in innovation,
commitment and passion for the land. 

"Trapiche `Tributo` was born to pay homage to each and every worker, harvester
and winemaker who has been, and still is, a key player in the history of
viticulture and winemaking in our country", commented Gustavo Arroyat, export
manager for the Americas for Trapiche. "Tributo is Trapiche`s tribute and our
expression of gratitude, respect and admiration for those who have worked to
build up the path of the highest quality wines in Argentina, of which Trapiche
is a prime player", continued Arroyat. 

Trapiche`s new `Tributo` winery is a ten-hectare estate nestled among vineyards
and olive trees exclusively dedicated to the brand`s icon wines: from the
popular Broquel line to country`s premier Single Vineyard Malbecs-a project
which started in 2005 by chief winemaker, Daniel Pi, aimed at conveying the
extraordinary potential of Argentina`s terroirs for the production of Malbec.
The vineyards planted in front of the winery, are managed under the biodynamic
philosophy, in line with Trapiche and Daniel`s principle of constant innovation
and diversity. 

The building, inspired by the Italian Renaissance, was once a model winery owned
by the Cavagnaro family back in 1912. Sold by the founders, it was soon
abandoned in 1970, allowing Trapiche to step in. It was, however, only in 2006
that Trapiche acquired the historical building, aiming to rescue the spirit of
its creation by restoring its original structure, recycling its interiors and
monumental fa├žade, as well as incorporating the latest state-of-the-art
technology and equipment for the production of its high-end wines. 

This revolutionary project named Tributo, is Trapiche`s pursuit of the highest
standards in viticulture and winemaking. In a very short period of time, it sets
the stage for the expression of its appreciation for all the people who made
possible for the winery and Argentina`s viticulture and winemaking to keep
growing at such a pace over all these years. 


Importers of fine wines and spirits since 1934, Frederick Wildman and Sons,
Ltd., is committed to excellence, and is a major force in the world of wine in
the United States. The familiar Wildman oval found on every bottle sold is
recognized around the world as a symbol of quality assurance. The company has
become what Frederick Wildman's president and CEO Richard Cacciato calls "the
biggest little wine company in America." 

Frederick Wildman and Sons, ltd., portfolio of brands includes: ITALY: Ca`
Bianca, Ca` Donini, Castello Monaci, Conti Formentini, Folonari, Galtarossa, La
Scolca, Lamberti, Le Ragose, Melini, Nino Negri, Pellegrino, Tenuta Rapitala, Re
Manfredi, Santa Maria La Palma, Santi; FRANCE: Champagne Pol Roger, Chartreuse,
Chateau de Chamirey, Chateau Fuisse/Vincent Selections, Chateau La Lagune,
Chateau St. Sulpice, Armand Rousseau, Christian Moreau Pere et Fils,
Darviot-Perrin, Domaine des Perdrix, Humbert Freres, Jacques Prieur, Olivier
Leflaive, Pierre Damoy, Hugel et Fils, Nicolas Potel, Pascal Jolivet, Paul
Jaboulet Aine, Potel-Aviron, Hecht and Bannier, Vertical Vodka; ARGENTINA:
Astica, Broquel, Falling Star, Michel Torino, Trapiche; SPAIN: El Coto de Rioja,
Baron de Ley, Museum, Maximo; GERMANY: Egon Muller/Chateau Bela, Wittmann;
AUSTRALIA: Littore, Jindalee Estate Circle Collection; CHILE: Arboleda, Sena;
PORTUGAL: Churchill`s and Churchill Estate, SOUTH AFRICA: Backsberg. 

Note to Editors: Photos upon request. 

Frederick Wildman and Sons
Odila Galer-Noel, 1-800-RED WINE X 911

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