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006 Malbec 2018 | Patagonia Argentina

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A DIFFERENT TYPE OF MALBEC FROM 39° SOUTHERN LATITUDE

This is a different style of Malbec, not from the sun-kissed mountains of Mendoza, but rather from the most southerly wine-growing region of Argentina. Its cooler climate produces elegant wines, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Here, in the vast expanse of the Patagonia plains by the banks of Rio Negro, the climate is dry, with chilly nights and warm days. The “006 Malbec” wine crafted in these lands is refreshing, with powerful austere tannins and spicy aromas.

“A slightly tarry edge to the nose with baked berry-biscuits and a savory, mealy finish. Drink now.” – 86/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

Grape

Vintage

2018

ABV

13.5%

SKU: STR-MAL-AR-ANI-2018-01 Categories: , , , ,
Description

Winemaking

Grape: 100% Malbec

Vineyard location: 006 Estate, Mainque, Alto Valle del Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina.

Winemaker: Aniello.

Harvest: Hand harvested.

Fermentation: After harvesting, the grapes are crushed and go through cold maceration for three days. Fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks at controlled temperature, with both indigenous and selected yeasts. The process is followed by malolactic fermentation in tanks.

Oak ageing:  30% of the wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

Analytical data

ABV: 13.5% vol

Total acidity: 5.98 g/l

Residual sugar: 2.15 g/l

pH: 3.82

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dense ruby colour.

Nose: Medium aromas of black cherries, lavender and biscuit, with a spicy, tarry character.

Palate: Dry wine, with high refreshing acidity, medium body, with balanced flavours and ripe tannins.

Verdict: This is an “Good” wine (balanced, medium flavour intensity). Drink now.

Dark cherry

Dark cherry

Flower and herb

Lavender

Spices

Spices

Useful tips

Pairings: Malbec works best with grilled or barbecued red meats, such as beef or venison steaks, lamb chops, pork or lamb. It will be an excellent pair for hard cheeses: Halloumi, Parmesan, Smoked Gouda, or Cheddar.

Serving temperature: Room temperature, 18 ° C

Storage: In a cool place, away from direct sunlight, bright artificial light or heat sources

Ranking & Awards

  • 86/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
  • 91/100 James Suchling (2015 vintage)
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