About This Wine
Edgardo Consoli has been the leader of the vineyard team at Santa Julia Winery for more than 10 years.
Santa Julia owns vineyards in various sectors of Argentina’s Mendoza region, including the Uco Valley and Santa Rosa. “I think it is absolutely fascinating to discover the tastes of the different vineyards in the wines and to appreciate the subtleties that the distinct zones and their climates bring in,” Consoli says.
“Then there are the different types of soils, even within the same parcel,” he adds, “along with the different conduction systems and various aspects of foliage management and irrigation systems. You have to pay close attention to all of it in order to make high-quality wines.”
Santa Julia’s 2010 “Reserva” Malbec is a delicious expression of Argentina’s signature variety, crafted from grapes grown in Mendoza’s Maipu and Uco Valley areas. It’s a full-bodied wine that underscores the importance of attention to detail in the vineyard.
A midseason ripener, it can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component to add complexity to claret blends.
- Grape Composition:100% Malbec
- Grape Source:Maipu and Uco Valley Areas of Mendoza, Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Fig, Plum, Vanilla, Tobacco, Coffee, Chocolate & Blackberry Marmalade
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 10 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled steak, or a rich stew.