Last week, bodega Ruca Malen presented their wines at our weekly Winemaker night. The crowd was especially spoiled with a sneak preview of wines that are not even in the market yet. The picturesque winery is located in Lujan de Cuyo and has a beautiful restaurant with a set gourmet lunch paired with their wines.
They wines that they shared with us included:
- 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
- 2008 Yauquen Malbec
- 2007 Ruca Malen Malbec
- 2007 Ruca Malen Petit Verdot
- 2007 Ruca Malen Syrah
- 2004 Kinien Malbec
The highlight for me was the Syrah and the Kinien Malbec. The Syrah was musky with tropical forest aromas, soft to medium tannins and a fruit filled finish. The Kinien, while the oldest wine in the group still needs some time with dusky, chalky tannins but with a fruit core.
If you are in Mendoza, be sure to schedule a tour at this beautiful winery.