About This Wine
The heart of Argentina’s winegrowing area is Mendoza.
In a tiny corner of Mendoza, just 19 miles south of Santiago, is Agrelo — a beautiful area that produces some of the country’s finest renditions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The perfect combination of soil and climate makes possible the crafting of red wines with sumptuously soft tannins, eliminating the need for long-term aging.
Agrelo is the home of Lamadrid, founded by Guillermo Garcia Lamadrid. The winery strives for a Malbec that’s terroir-driven — i.e., an expression of the land and the vintage. As the founder likes to say, “In each bottle of Lamadrid, we open a door and discover a world of unique experiences and sensations.”
In the case of the 2016 Lamadrid “Single Vineyard” Malbec, those “experiences and sensations” include impressions of black cherry, plum, smoked bacon and cedar. The finish is long — a delicious reminder of a special wine from a special place.
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:Single Vineyard in Agrelo Area of Mendoza, Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Plum, Smoked Bacon and Cedar
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels for 8 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2021
- Food Pairing Suggestion:potato, pepper and chorizo empanadas.
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