Grape Variety : 100% Malbec
Tasting Notes : An earthy nose with distinctive notes of blackberry, pepper and exotic spice. Lovely flavours of dark cherry, plum and hints of cocoa and tobacco.
Vintage : 2011
Ageing Potential : Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature : 16 ~ 18 ℃
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The vineyard used to create this bottle is situated at an altitude of 3000 feet, in a rocky terrain near the Mendoza River in Argentina - almost identical to the Chateauneuf du Pape in Rhône Valley, France. Some of Argentina's most pristine Malbec vines thrive in Mendoza's rugged terrains. The soil is made up of smooth cobbles, with silt and gravel as the subsoil underneath. The climate is arid with very low rainfall levels.
The Malbec grapes are allowed to ripen thoroughly on the vines and harvests usually take place four to six weeks later than neighbouring vineyards. Grape clusters are harvested by hand before being de-stemmed and sorted.
The Mendoza Malbec is coloured ruby red with shades of light violet. An earthy nose is derived from the vines. Distinctive notes of blackberry, pepper and exotic spice can be found. This wine possess strong characteristics - fiery and intense.
A sip reveals lovely flavours of dark cherry, plum and hints of cocoa and tobacco. Layer upon layer of savoury fruits, black pepper, espresso, completed with inklings of truffle and oak attacks the palate. The wine leaves a long, lingering finish with low tannins and a medium to high acidity. Overall, the Mendoza Malbec proves to be a vibrant powerhouse to the mouth.
Well-paired with delightfully slow-cooked short beef ribs, served together with violet potato, celeriac puree, fava bean and beef jus.
|Dimensions||7 x 7 x 30 cm|