Min. Quantity: 3
The Alamos Malbec blends the deeply concentrated plum flavors of the country’s signature variety, Malbec, with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda to add dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Well-integrated hints of brown spice and vanilla contribute layers of complexity white a full structure, firm tannins and a long finish that create an expansive palate that is hard to forget. Growing conditions in Mendoza are truly ideal for Argentinian Malbec, intense sunlight and pure snowmelt water from the Andes contribute to a vibrant and richly flavoured red wine that is ideal with steak, roast lamb, hard cheeses or empanadas.
The Malbec grapes were handpicked, destemmed, crushed and cold soaked for three days prior to fermentation. During fermentation, the wine was 'pumped over' several times, a technique whereby the juice from the bottom of the vat was pumped back over the 'cap' of skins that are on top of the juice. This increased the extraction of colour and tannins from the skins. After fermentation, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to create a rounder mouthfeel before 6-8 months of aging in French barrels at medium toast level.
Drink now or within 6-8 years from release.
The Alamos vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina, lie in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. These spectacular vineyards produce exceptional grapes due to the intense mountain sunlight and the pure snowmelt water of the Andes. The wines embody the richness of this rugged, remote region. Cultivated by the Catena family for over 100 years, Mendoza's vineyards are among the highest in the world.
Mendoza is the largest wine region in Argentina. Fine Malbec, Chardonnay, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Tempranillo all thrive in this spectacular region. The vineyards are planted at very high altitude and in sun drenched, desert conditions that often require irrigation. The steep and rocky Andes Mountains run along the eastern side of the region, sheltering it from rain. Under the Argentinian GI system (Geographical Indication), Mendoza is recognised as a 'province' that has five 'divisions' (sub regions) that each contain a number of 'departments'. The five divisions are; Northern, Eastern, Central, Uco Valley and Southern. Within the division of Central Mendoza, the Lujan de Cuyo 'department' is known for producing very fine Malbec that has soft, round tannins. The Uco Valley has cool nights and is known for producing high quality Chardonnay, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Closure: Screw Cap
Wine Body: Medium Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Non Alcoholic: No
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