Pequenas Parcelas Malbec 2017

Traditional Price €24
WineSpark Price €14.47
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This is Mauricio’s favourite style of Malbec, and made exclusively for WineSpark customers.

High up in the Uco Valley in Mendoza, is a small area called Los Arboles, where you’ll find Mauricio’s Malbec vineyard.

I’ve been there and believe me - it’s in the middle of absolutely nowhere. 

But it’s an incredibly special place to grow vines...

  • The altitude is 1,250m, so you get very hot days and really cold nights. This temperature fluctuation is great for producing grapes with intense flavour and freshness
  • It’s very dry - Mendoza is basically a desert. They get only 200mm of rain per year, and the soils are sandy and stony and don’t retain water. So Mauricio can control precisely the amount of water the vines need through irrigation from nearby melted Andes snow
  • The final bit which Mauricio can’t quite put his finger on… the shoots in the vineyard are red, not green. Usually you get the odd red shoot in a vineyard but in this Los Arboles vineyard, 90% of the shoots are red. He has no idea why but they go on to produce amazingly flavoured grapes.

Mauricio takes this special raw material and gives it the Rolls Royce treatment it deserves in the winery - finishing it with 12 months in French and American oak, and a year-and-a-half ageing in bottle.

You end up with an intense, spicy, smooth Malbec, typical of the region made by one of the country’s best. 

Mauricio is a good friend of mine for years, so the mates rates I’m getting on the wine along with the WineSpark pricing model make this the best value Malbec you could ever drink. Easily.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

Malbec

Country

Argentina

Region of origin

Mendoza

Appellation

Uco Valley

Vintage

2017

Alcohol %

13.9%

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12 months

Type of Oak

French and American

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

20 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

1250

Soil type(s)

Heterogeneous, alluvial, sediment, chalky, stony

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

No

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential

Up to 5 years

Ideal drinking window

2022-2027

Mauricio is one of Argentina's most respected winemakers, and I've known him for years at Naked. So it’s a real coup to get him on board.

Read more about Mauricio here.

Asado (BBQ), empanadas, lamb milk cheese and pastel de papa.

 

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