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2013 Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

Malbec

Synonymous with the red wine of Argentina, the 2013 Recuerdo Malbec is cultivated in the Uco Valley, which is situated on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza. A deep violet color, the wine opens with an arresting nose of ripe blackberries and succulent plum. The palate is fresh and smooth, showcasing a purity of fruit with refined flavors of raspberry, currant and savory spice, and a finish that is supple and persistent in length. This wine pairs well with a variety of heavier fare and will offer a daily respite for lovers of Cabernet Sauvignon and other full-bodied red wines.

Synonymous with the red wine of Argentina, the 2013 Recuerdo Malbec is cultivated in the Uco Valley, which is situated on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza. A deep violet color, the wine opens with an arresting nose of ripe blackberries and succulent plum. The palate is fresh and smooth, showcasing a purity of fruit with refined flavors of raspberry, currant and savory spice, and a finish that is supple and persistent in length. This wine pairs well with a variety of heavier fare and will offer a daily respite for lovers of Cabernet Sauvignon and other full-bodied red wines.
Blend 100% Malbec
Vineyard Location Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina (3,708 feet altitude)
Soil Rocky soil with loam and clay
Harvest April, 2013
Release October, 2014
Winemaking Hand-harvested grapes passed through two stages of hand-sorting, first as whole clusters and then as single berries after de-stemming. Traditional fermentation lasted 12 days at 12°C, followed by five days of post-fermentative maceration.
Barrel Regime 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak for 10 months
Alcohol 14.2 %
Production 368 barrels
Optimum Drinking 2014-2019
Release Price $20

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Wine Advocate
90+ Points
"From one of the best harvests in the Uco Valley... The nose is fruit-driven with nice shiny berries, something fresh and leafy (think tea leaves). The palate is medium-bodied with great acidity"
Wine Advocate
August 2015
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