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Valle de Uco - Mendoza, Marcelo Pelleriti Wines, 2016

750 ml
Grape variety: Malbec
Producer: Marcelo Pelleriti Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
In stock
Article nr. 51057716
Grape variety: Malbec
Producer: Marcelo Pelleriti Wines
Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco

Description

A youthful and fresh bouquet with notes of cherry, raspberry and red plum. Hints of rose petals, mint and white pepper gives this Malbec an intriguing spiciness. On the palate, sour and sweet cherries combine with plum compote and spicy, dark, warm notes of cinnamon sticks, vanilla and Mascavo sugar. Mint and noble cedar wood also contribute to the melody. A lively, velvety wine for connoisseurs with a pleasant, slightly bitter, finish. In short: a symphony of flavours, but none too loud: pure pleasure in the mouth that you will certainly not tire after a single glass.

Attributes

Origin: Argentina / Mendoza / Valle de Uco
Grape variety: Malbec
Maturity: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Latin American dishes, Spiced grillades, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Vegetable cous-cous, Hearty stew with pulses
Vinification: Punching down, biological acid degradation in barrel, fermentation at low temperatures
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in used barriques
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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Rating
Parker 90 Points

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