About Humberto Canale
The history of Bodega Humberto Canale, the Argentinian wine label dates back to as early as 1909. It was during this time that Engineer Humberto Canale realised the potential of the Alto Valle del Rio Negro region, when he started doing some irrigation work on it. Today, 11 decades and 5 generations later, this is one of the most respected wine labels in Argentina, the country where people are quite particular about their wines.
The Bodega Humberto Canale Winery was established during 1999 in Patagonia, a place that is known for its lakes, deserts, glaciers, mountains and natural abundance all over. At the Patagonian winery, modern and traditional winemaking techniques are practiced with equal fervour and expertise, to make high-quality and individualistic wines that are symbolic of this region.
Sustainable winemaking practices such as using pomace, seeds and bees for processing, indigenous yeasts for fermentation and melt water for irrigation are followed at the winery here. Some of the popular wines from the stables of Humberto Canale are:
Barzi Canale – Made from a blend of 33% Malbec, 33% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot
Humberto Canale Gran Reserva – This category includes 4 exclusive wines made from 100% varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Noir
Old Vineyard – This consists of grapes cultivated in one of the oldest vineyards of the place. Currently, there are 5 old vineyard wines, each made from Malbec, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Semillon and Pinot Noir Rose’
Humberto Canale Estate – These are made from Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grown on the winery’s own estate
Intimate – wines made from 100% varietals and blends. While the blends include the one with Cabernet, Merlot & Malbec and Savignon & Semillon, the 100% varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec
Blush – Made from 100% Merlot
Marcus – Intense wines made from 100% varietals including Malbec, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc