Country: Argentina Region: Mendoza
Varietal: Malbec - Organic
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Francois Lurton
Most of the Argentinian Malbec comes from Agrelo in the north of Mendoza and from La Consulta that is situated in the South of the Uco Valley.
The French Malbec, 'Cot', comes from our vineyard Chacayes.
Argentina's most emblematic red grape variety. Originally from Southwest France, it has found the perfect home in Argentina, where the soil and climate are ideally suited to this variety. It produces very powerful wines with lots of colour.
Intense purple red colour.
On the attack, red fruits' notes as plums and berries can be tasted. Then, they mix with coffee and vanilla notes coming from the wood. Voluminous, fruity with violet notes. Elegant tannins, the soft notes of the wood can be perceived and it has a persistent ending.
This year the harvest was delayed due to a cool Spring.We had a dry start to the year but a spring which was quite rainy.
The health of the vines was not effected and given that we are undergoing a transfer to organic cultivation, we were able to harvest a degreeof alcohol lower than usual and with a freshness that we have never experienced before.
Food Matches: Turkey / Venison / Pasta / Blue Cheese