Bodega Calle Dharma Red 2015

Tasting Notes


Bodega Calle is a small-lot, gravity-flow, wine making studio located in the prized viticultural area of Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Both a house and winery, Alberti 154 is the street address for this tiny, off the beaten path, well-kept secret. Ca' de Calle is Spanish for "House of Calle," named in honor of the winery founder, the late Ms. Elvira Calle, a famous businesswoman who owned the most important newspaper in Mendoza and ended her life as a prominent philanthropist. She died in 2007.

 All wines are made with the use of gravity and are never pumped to deliver the grapes to the fermentation tank. This process, termed "gravity flow winemaking," allows Bodega Calle wines to be notably softer and less bitter than their conventionally peers. The grapes are certified organic and are also biodynamically farmed.

Grapes come from a single vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo. After fermentation the wine is aged for 12 months in oak.


Complex aromas of mulberries, purple fruit, bark, licorice root, iron, campfire and light florality. On the palate this dry wine is velvety with darker fruits than the nose would lead you to expect: black currants, dusty cocoa, layer with cigar box spices. It is medium plus in body, concentration and acidity.


Enjoy with grilled meat, lamb and hard cheeses. Try with grilled veggies and Portobello mushroom burgers. Chili, lentils, hearty pasta dishes and roasted root vegetables would be good partners to this wine.  Try with anything off the grill or enjoy on its own.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Duck, Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Lamb, Mushrooms, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Vegetables, Wild Game

Grape Varietal:
69% Malbec, 31% Petit Verdot
$19.50 each