About This Wine
The type of soil in the vineyard can make a huge difference in the flavor of the grapes grown on the vines.
Mendoza is Argentina’s primary grape-growing region, so vast that it is home to numerous sub-regions that have a variety of climates and soil types. In making the Mendoza Malbec for Vendaval, winemaker Fernando Ottaviani taps vineyards from two distinct Mendoza sub-regions: Medrano and Uco Valley.
Medrano is about 2,800 feet above sea level, with vineyards comprised primarily of sandy loam. The vineyards he taps for Malbec grapes range in age from 50 to 80 years old. Uco Valley sits 3,400 feet above sea level, and there the 15- to 20-year-old vines are grown in calcareous soils.
For the 2017 Vendaval Malbec, Ottaviani used mostly Medrano grapes — all picked and sorted by hand — and blended them with Uco Valley fruit to create a delicious wine that offers a diverse taste of Mendoza.
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:Mendoza Growing Region of Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blueberry, Plum, Blackberry, Cedar, Vanilla, Toasted Coconut and Cocoa
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels for 8 Months, Then 6 Months in Concrete Vats
- When to Drink:Now Through 2021
- Food Pairing Suggestion:street tacos with tri-tip and roasted peppers.
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