This is a marriage made in heaven! It is made from a field blend of Argentina’s most iconic and widely planted varietals. Though these grapes mature at different times, the Malbec three weeks before the Bonarda, we harvest both together (the Malbec ten days later than typical, the Bonarda ten days early). Planted in alternating rows, the Malbec brings luscious sweetness while the Bonarda provides firm acidity. This 1946 vineyard blend was designed with this in mind, even though it took us many years before we realized what our predecessors were aiming to achieve.
Smoke, blueberries and deep structured fruits fill the nose. The palate is full bodied with crunchy black cherry, currants and toasty oak flavours.
Complex back cherry flavours with some spice and well integrated tannins. A great example of quality Tempranillo produced outside of its Spanish homeland.
Awards: 90+ pts Wine Advocate, 4 stars Harpers Wine StarsAltocedro
A fleshy and robust malbec. It exhibits a great red colour and presents aromas of wild herbs and flowers, ripe red fruit and subtle notes of spices and dark chocolate. A rich wine with a full mouthfeel and a persistent finish.Vina Cobos
A ripe and juicy red, bursting with blackberry fruit, hints of spice and a full, robust finish.
A nose of peach, apricot and honeysuckle moves to a dry palate with passion fruit, honeyed lemon and orchard fruits. Well balanced and rounded.Bodega Los Haroldos
Despacito Malbec (Despacito: Slowly) is from vineyards at the foot of the Andes Mountains, cooler temperatures at these higher altitudes provide the ideal conditions for a slower maturation and a perfect ripeness. The best things in life should be enjoyed SLOWLY…ensure you remember the elegance, fruit and flavour of the wine and savour the moment.
A stunning, deep red colour with aromas of ripe, black fruits such as blueberries blackberry and cassis. The weight and texture of the wine are testament to the quality of fruit and well managed oak. It is voluminous and rich with silky tannins and a refreshing acidity.Zuccardi Wines
This Cabernet takes it's name from the Quince tress which surround the vineyard, something typically found in the oldest Fincas in Mendoza. A complex fruity character with notes of black fruits, plum and black cherry, which are complemented by fresh herbal subtleties. It has a vivacious beginning in the mouth. Juicy, with a lively acidity, firm structure and a complex prolonged finish.Zuccardi Wines
A youthful fresh ruby coloured wine with aromas of red currant, plums and spice, ideal with a juicy steak.
Blend: 60% Malbec, 25% Merlot & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Location: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Altitude: 1,100m M.A.S.L.
Tasting Note: Well balanced with a very approachable fruit driven style, ripe summer fruit with warming spice and clean structured finish
Vinification Process: Entire berry fermentation takes place in small concrete vats, over 7 days at 25°C, four pump overs a day. Undergoes malolactic fermentation and natural cold stabilization, no oak contact
Food Match: Charcuterie, terrines, turkey, roast pork, pulled pork
Pure strawberry and blueberry fruit abound on the enticing nose. The palate is complex and layered with cinnamon, cherry tobacco and plum fruits. Finely structured tannins provide texture whilst a clean acidity maintains freshness. The finish is long and displays blueberry pancakes, sweet smoke and dark fruit.Bodega Los Haroldos
Deep purple with shades of violet. Complex aromas of red fruits. Appealing notes of chocolate, coffee and tobacco from 6 months maturation in oak casks. Well balanced with intense red fruits in the mouth ripe tannins and a long finish.Bodega Los Haroldos
A blend of 60% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Petit Verdot. Predominance of black fruits with hints of green tobacco, chocolate and spice. Well integrated tannins, ripe black fruits and a good acidity lead to a long rewarding finish.
A deep dense blockbuster from 40+ year old vines. Blackberry plum fruit and sweet spice. The palate is silky and warming with more black fruit and cherries. The wine is vibrant with an alluring blend of fruit along with clove, pepper and cinnamon spice finished off with well-structured integrated tannins. A great wine with a fresh finish.
Tim Atkin's Argentinian White wine of the year, beautifully elegant, slightly understated White Bordeaux style. Texturally rich yet with really fine minerality, this is seriously classyAltocedro
A Bordeaux inspired blend, ripe blackberry fruit, damson and warming spice with subtle flavours of pencil lead, dark chocolate, cardamom and black pepper.
The final blend is 20% of each grape variety taken from 3 different vintages, it is then aged in French oak for 12 monthsAltocedro
Pale yellow with greenish tones.
In the nose, it´s a very expressive, fruity and floral, with white fruit and white flowers notes.
In the mouth, the first impact is slightly sweet. It´s medium -bodied, fresh and smooth. It has a fruity aftertaste.Finca Quara, Valle de Cafayate
A lightly oaked malbec with intense ruby-red and violet hues. Very fruity with notes of plum, pepper and spices. On the palate good acidity with a seductive and lingering persistence. A well balanced wine with round harmonic tannins.Finca Quara
Blend: 100% Malbec
Location: Cafayate Valley, Salta
Altitude: 1,800 M.A.S.L.
Tasting Note: A nose of damson, liquorice and sweet spices leads to a complex palate. Firm yet structured tannins add weight and texture to this well rounded wine; black pepper, plums and toasty oak flavours can all be found here.
Vinification Process: After hand picking the fruit undergoes a cold maceration for 3 to 4 days. Fermentation with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures between 24° and 26°C with twice daily remontages and one delestage. Total maceration is for 3 weeks and includes 100% malolactic fermentation. Then this malbec is rested in oak barrels (50% French, 50% American) for 8 months at a controlled temperature between 15° and 18°C
Food Match: Serve with a slow cooked lamb shoulder