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And a 'Perdices' Under Your Tree ...


Do you approach the holiday season and think to yourself … I wonder where I can find a Partridge in a pear tree? Perhaps it would be a fun ’12 Days’ gag gift? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

The Las Perdices Story

…And a Partridge in a … Vineyard?


Winemaker Don Juan Muñoz Lopez immigrated to Mendoza from Spain to produce his own wine and he was astonished by the large number of partridges roaming here.

Partridges became Don Juan’s constant companions, during his long workdays building his winery, which is why he named it “Viña Las Perdices” or The Partridge Vineyard. Apparently those Partridges help to create some great quality wines too … the Reserva Don Juan Blend 2008 received 91 points from Wine Enthusiast and and 90 points from Robert Parker.

So, this holiday season, we’d like to offer you a trio of wines at a special price. Why three? Because partridges are often seen in groups of three of course.  And since this is the closest thing we can get you to an actual partridge …  


Las Perdices White Trio: $45 (A $15 savings)


Sparkling Extra Brut

Smooth golden yellow color with shiny highlights. Persistent foam, delicate and fine bubbles. Aromas of honey, almonds, toasted bread and fruit.  

Smooth on the palate, good acidity, elegance and length of fruit. Good freshness and complexity. 


Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Very subtle color, intense aromas of passion fruit, mango, and pink grapefruit, with subtle mineral notes. Good attack on the palate, well balanced acidity, and a long finish, highlighting notes of tropical fruit.


Reserva Albariño 2012

The complexity of this wines fluctuates between fruity notes (peach, apple and citrics), floral (jasmines and white flowers) and herbs. Unctuous to the mouth, full-bodied, with a velvety fresh feeling ending in a complex and refreshing sensation.


Las Perdices Red Trio: $65 – (a $20 savings)


Reserva Malbec 2012

Aromas of red fruits and raspberries, accompanied by notes of vanilla and coffee from its oak aging. Smooth on the palate, well-balanced, with flavors of plums, gooseberries, red fruits, violets, chocolate, and coffee. Smooth, ripe tannins. Long, pleasant finish. 


Reserva Pinot Noir 2011

A dark plum color with brilliant highlights. Lovely and subtle with a delicate nose of strawberry jam, sweet red fruits and a light dusting of earth – hints of red roses in summer. Lively in the mouth with fresh acid and pepper notes and full of ripe fruit through the finish. 


Reserva Don Juan 2008

Don Juan welcomes your senses from the very beginning. The intense ruby color with purple edges is followed by a complexity of aromas and flavors: berries, spices, violets, and dried plums give way to the tobacco and vanilla notes. This explosion of flavors lingers with a smooth, well-balanced structure and ripe tannins. 


Las Perdices Red & White Trio: $100 – (a $45 savings)


Includes all the white and red wines listed above! 


Have a look at these and other great holiday wine options at The Vines Wine Shop. Don't delay - these prices are only good through December 31, 2014. 

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