Qaramy means “poetry” in the ancient quechua language, a native South American language spoken primarily in the Andes. The name symbolizes the winery’s expression of loyalty, tradition and commitment to its terroir and wines. With vineyards located at the foot of the Andes in Tunuyan, the dry and stony soils and high-altitude sunlight gives the grapes a unique strength and personality. The winery is managed by a father-son team, Mario and Leonardo Bromberg. When they started this project, they were originally only selling their grapes; Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah all grown in their vineyards located about 3,000 feet above sea level. Each bottle of wine is meant to be an expression of the poetry of the land and of their ancestors.
The Brombergs were consistently praised for the high level of quality of their grapes and therefore, they decided to begin using 10% of their grapes to create small lots of their own wines under the Latido and Qaramy labels. This Latido offering is made from 100% Malbec which come from their own impeccably cared for vineyards at high altitude (3,772 feet above sea level) in Tunuyán, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. Here the unique microclimate is especially cool, thus locking in the attractive dark purple color and violet aromas and flavors for which the Uco Valley is known. Approximately 10,000 bottles of this wine are hand-crafted by up-and-coming oenologist Rolando Laconti. After fermentation it spends 4 months in second use French oak barrels. The color is remarkably dark, and aromas of violets and plum confit entice the drinker with their charm. These same flavors continue on the palate, along with flavors of other red fruits and a smooth round vanilla note. Its tannins are velvety yet chewy, and its acidity (typical of wines from the Uco Valley) gives it a nice backbone. Ripe and luscious, this wine is perfect with game; meats; dishes with strongly-flavored sauces such as barbequed short ribs; hearty cheeses; & chocolate desserts.