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Malbec Signature
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Malbec Signature

Valle de Uco - Mendoza, Marcelo Pelleriti Wines, 2015

750 ml
CHF 24.–
Grape variety: Malbec
Producer: Marcelo Pelleriti Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
CHF 24.–
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Article nr. 51058715
Grape variety: Malbec
Producer: Marcelo Pelleriti Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco

Description

The Malbec Signature presents an seductive aromatic spectrum of Amarena cherries, dried dates, plums, magnolia, pepper and balsamic overtones. A full-bodied wine on the palate without being heavy. Very balanced, rich and rounded. An aromatic interplay of blackberry, sloe, black cherry and red plum with a dash of mint. Powerful but also velvety tannins complete the structure. This is a very European Malbec, which is not really surprising as it originates in the Uco Valley, which is also known as the 'Pomerol of Argentina'. A very elegant and exciting wine for lovers of this grape: a Malbec that fascinates from the very first sip and offers the palate a vast and thrilling spectrum of flavours.

Attributes

Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
Grape variety: Malbec
Maturity: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Spiced grillades, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Wild boar entrecôte with Spätzli, Hot vegetable curries
Vinification: Punching down, biological acid degradation in barrel, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces
Maturation duration: 12 months
Volume: 14.5 %
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

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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