-13%Mauricio Lorca

Malbrontes 2018 | Malbec & Torrontes | Mendoza Argentina

£14.37 £12.51

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A delicious blend of Argentina’s two most prized varietals Malbec (95%) and Torrontés (5%). The Malbec grape brings the richness, structure and taste, while Torrontés contributes a refreshing floral character. Dark ruby-red colour with violet hints, juicy black fruit aromas, really soft on the palate with good structure, velvety tannins and a long finish. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, without oak.

“…extremely friendly…young but already satisfying…well balanced, velvety fruit with just a lightly floral note…gentle enough to consider drinking without food”Jancis Robinson, Master of Wine

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

Grape

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Vintage

2018

ABV

13.3%

SKU: STR-MAL-AR-MLO-2018-02 Categories: , , , ,
Description

About this wine

Malbrontes is a fabulous and delicious blend of Argentina’s two most prized varietals Malbec (95%) and Torrontés (5%).

The high density Malbec grapes are grown by Mauricio Lorca at the prestigious Valle de Uco, 60 miles south of the center of Mendoza. Valle de Uco is considered world-wide a prime grape-growing region due to its natural qualities. It lies 1050 to 1500 metres above sea level, with a temperature swing of 25º C between day and night, inspiring production of premium grapes.

(Mauricio’s vineyard, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza)

The Torrontes comes from Famatina Valley, La Rioja province at 900 meters above sea level.

Mauricio demonstrates environmentally friendly production: a drip irrigation system that takes glacier water directly from the Andes uses up to 95% of the water flow, versus traditional systems that only use 40% of water flow wasting the rest.

(Mauricio Lorca. Credit: Grupo Foster Lorca)

The grapes are hand-harvested and delivered by Mauricio at his winery in Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, about 30 minutes away from the city of Mendoza. Malbec is fermented in stainless tanks without oak, before blending with Torrontés.

(Mauricio’s winery)

The winery boasts the latest technology in the production of wines of the highest quality: small-capacity stainless steel tanks, each with independent temperature controls, enabling a specific and detailed monitoring of the process. The facility obtained the ISO 22,000 certification confirming its objective of delivering premium wines at high production standard.

Tasting Notes

Fresh and young wine with opulent dark fruit characteristic from the Malbec and subtle floral notes from the Torrontes. Dark ruby-red colour with violet hints, bags of juicy black fruit aromas, really soft on the palate with good structure, velvety tannins and a long finish.

The delicate aromatic qualities of the Torrontés (just 5% in the blend) adds an extra, subtly aromatic, floral dimension to the wine. It also adds a dash of refreshing acidity.

Blueberry

Blueberries

Plum

Plum

Floral notes

Food Pairing

The dominant Malbec dictates a great pairing with lean meats, such as beef and lamb, as well as Indian curries and Asian meat dishes.

Meats: burgers and steaks, smoky cured beef, Chilli con carne, meatballs, Spaghetti bolognese. Try with lean herb roasted lamb chops, or medium hot lamb curries

Cheeses: blue cheese, provolone,  mozzarella, melted swiss

Herbs/Spices: shallot, sage/rosemary, cumin, pepper

Vegetables: mushroom, roasted pepper, potato

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We use UPS or FedEx for Mainland UK to make sure you get your wine as quickly as possible. We work with Parcel Force to deliver to Highlands and Norther Ireland because that's very economical

We love our wine and do handle it with care - each bottle is packaged in a special inflated envelope to reduce the risk of breakage.

Individual bottles get shipped in boxes, and two bottles is the minimum quantity per order. The Checkout form will advise you if you need to add more bottles to complete an order.

We deliver to the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Channel Islands.

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