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Benmarco Malbec
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Benmarco Malbec

Mendoza, Susana Balbo Wines, 2017

750 ml
CHF 26.–
Grape variety: Malbec
Producer: Susana Balbo Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza
CHF 26.–
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Article nr. 51040717
Grape variety: Malbec
Producer: Susana Balbo Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza

Description

Lush, dense and liqueur-like, it fills the palate. Marinated amarena cherries, blackberry jelly, liquorice and aromas of light tobacco, mocha and caramel form a powerful scent and flavour. The fine tannins harmoniously match the bounty. The acidity provides the necessary balance. The intense pleasure this wine offers, crafted by the strong hands of a woman, Susana Balbo, is extended by a long finish.

Attributes

Origin: Argentina / Mendoza
Grape variety: Malbec
Maturity: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Latin American dishes, Spiced grillades, Beef Stroganoff, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Hot vegetable curries
Vinification: fully destemmed, Pumping over, cooling period
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in used barriques
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 11 months
Volume: 14.0 %
Countries

Argentina

Where nostalgia tangoes with innovation

Snow-covered Andean peaks and salt lakes, deserts, rugged mountain villages, elegant colonial cities, vibrant metropolises, red canyons and green valleys – Argentinian has them all. And, of course, excellent wine. Argentina is named after the Latin word for silver, “Argentum,” because of the treasures expected to be found there. Among others, homesick colonialists and Catholic priests had a hand in cultivating these liquid treasures, and today there are approximately 220,000 hectares of vineyards.

Regions

Mendoza

Mendoza: Malbec and more

Whenever someone talks about Argentinian wine, they generally mean wines from Mendoza. Roughly 60 percent of all Argentine wines are produced around the metropolis of the same name. In particular, Malbec, a red wine variety originating from southwestern France, has found a new home here, providing focused, well-structured wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay also thrive. The best wines result from high elevations, in the foothills of the Andes

Producers

Susana Balbo Wines

The mighty Aconcagua watches over the plain of Mendoza, 1000 kilometres from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. A barren, semi-arid land where Jesuits and Franciscans, after the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, discovered favourable natural conditions for viticulture.

At 1000 to 3000 meters above sea level lies this oldest and most important wine region of the country. The village of Agrelo, near Luján de Cuyo, is home to the bodega founded by Susana Balbo in 1999. She is a woman with an impressive career. In 1981, she became the first woman in Argentina to successfully complete her degree in œnology. In 2015, Drinks Business magazine named her “Woman of the Year”. In 2018, she was recognised as one of the ten most influential women in the international wine trade. She also presided over the national marketing organisation Wines of Argentina for several years.

Grape varieties

Malbec

New Home, New Fortune

The Malbec once belonged to the classic assortment of varieties from Bordeaux. But it was demanding to cultivate, and in the changeable climate of the Bordelais it often became green and herbaceous, so winemakers replaced it with Merlot in the middle of the 20th century. Luckily, the Malbec found a new home in Argentina. In 1868, a Frenchman brought the first stocks along to the land of the Andes. Today, the Malbec is the most-planted variety there. Especially in Mendoza, it shows what it can do: it yields very dark, well-structured wines with aromas of black fruit, violets and game. They just call out for an Argentinean steak! The Malbec has its origins in Cahors, in southwestern France. There, it is kept today under the name Cot. Due to their earthy tannins, in the middle ages the growths from this area were also called "the black wines of Cahors".

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