85% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Earthy and bold with notes of boysenberry, vanilla, black cherry, violet and spices.
When you see a Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina, it's like coming across a Napa Cab. This is the pinnacle of Malbec quality! Grown at some of the highest-elevation vineyards in the world, Malbec thrives in these mountain soils. The result is a big, bold, smooth wine that’s perfect for fans of Cabernet and red blends. The black cherry and spice characteristics continue to open up as it sees a little air. Decant this wine to really taste the rich and supple flavors.
Pairs well with steaks, barbecue and charcuterie.
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/L
- Many South American vineyards are nestled among some of the tallest and most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, with elevations as high as 20 (or “veinte” in Spanish) thousand feet
- At higher elevations, the air is thin and dry, making it inhospitable for many pests that attack grapevines, therefore eliminating the need for pesticides
- These extreme growing conditions make for delicious wine that exhibits concentrated flavors and unique character
HOW ITS MADE
- The grapes in this wine were hand-harvested from vines planted in Argentina
- After harvest, grapes then fermented for 10-15 days in stainless-steel tanks
- The wine then aged for several months—50% in oak barrels, and 50% in stainless-steel tanks
DID YOU KNOW?
Though Malbecs from Mendoza are most popular, Malbec’s home is actually in the village of Cahors in Southwestern France, where it is known as Cot. In France, Malbec tends to be more earthy and black versus the spicy, Cabernet-like Malbecs of South America.