So feeling a bit rough and tumble? Like to live life on the adventurous side? Like to take long horse back rides in the desert?
Then these Malbecs are for you! At The Vines of Mendoza it is our Month of Malbec, our celebration of our emblematic grape that appeals to everyone on a different level.
These tasting notes, from one of our own “Gaucho-types” is Julian Romero and some of his favorite Malbec’s. And for the month of September only you can get 25% off of all our wines in our online wine shop!
THE ENTRY LEVEL WINE OF WALTER BRESSIA, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR OENOLOGIST IN THE ARGENTINIAN WINE INDUSTRY.
100% Malbec but it is a blend of Malbec, from 2 different vineyards, one is from La Consulta, Uco Valley and the other from Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo area. This interesting “mixture” is to reach the higher quality grape from each of the regions and get this delicious ruby red Malbec, with all the fruit in a first layer, plumb and mature cherry mainly, then at a second layer, some leather, slight tobacco, and some vanilla from the aging time in oak barrels. 80 % was stored in French oak (quercus petraea) and 20% in American oak or white oak (quercus alba). The acidity is also attractive and makes me think about the aging potential that easily can be 8 years to reach the top of the curve.
Suggested pairing, not so spicy meat and chicken tacos, or grilled lamb flavored with chimichirri.
Bertona family from Piedmont, Italy were planting and starting with their culture in the new world, in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 80 year old vines make this wine unique for having sweet, mature and velvety tannins with sensation in all of your palate combine with a very long and warm finish. Explosion with red fruits and flavors like the classical plum, then blackberries, but cooked, like compote, and some black cacao, chocolate.
Pairing: pasta with a heavy sauce like tagliatelle, vegetable canneloni with parmigiano on top, as well for asado.
Aging potential, 12 years at 13 Celcius, 80% humidity and horizontal position.
From my point of view is one of the most typical Malbecs from Mendoza.
Single vineyard Malbec from Lujan De Cuyo, aged from 9 to 12 months in American oak 70% and French oak 30%. This gives the wine lots of aromatic characteristics from the barrel like caramel, tobacco, chocolate, and mature red fruits. It is very elegant and velvety in the mouth with an interesting finish. My suggested pairing would be a Churchill black sofa and Erika Badu music. Or with an acidic dessert like blueberry or lemon pie. It is the perfect wine to drink at 6 p.m.
Gaucho Profile: Julian Romero- 29
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