Alamos Malbec 2017 (Mendoza - Argentina)
Alamos Malbec 2017displays dark cherry and blackberry flavours, with a long lingering finish.
This balanced and full-flavoured wine is excellent with grilled meats and vegetables.
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Tucked under the massive shoulders of the Andes Mountains in west central Argentina, the province of Mendoza is renowned for housing some of the best winegrowing regions of Argentina. The character of Mendoza wines is forged in high altitude desert vineyards irrigated by mineral-rich snowmelt from glaciers and snowfields. Altitudes range from 1,000 feet to around 5,000 feet, where the foothills rise steeply toward the Andes’ peaks. High altitude means cool temperatures and clear air, and clear air means more sunlight for building flavor in the grapes, helping to make Mendoza the source of Argentina’s well-earned reputation for top quality, unique wines.
The grapes for Alamos Malbec 2017 were handpicked, destemmed and crushed. Prior to fermentation, the must was cold soaked for three days. Fermentation occurred in upright, conical tanks for one week at 85F. Throughout fermentation, we used several pump-overs to extract color and flavor. After primary fermentation, this wine underwent malolactic fermentation to create a round mouthfeel before six to eight months of aging in a combination of French and American 225 L barrels at a medium toast level.
Varietal Content: 85% Malbec, 10% Syrah, 5% Bonarda Varietal
|Brand||Alamos by Catena|
|Country of Manufacture||Argentina|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$21.99|