Ripe, rich and plummy Malbec from the one of the best regions for Malbec in Argentina, the Uco Valley region of Mendoza. Everything you want from a Malbec plus a little bit more.
Valle de Uco, Mendoxa, Argentina.
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The man behind this wine is Marcello Pelleriti, one of the leading lights of Argentinian wine making. He trained under the legendary Michel Rolland in Bordeaux and every September and October migrates to France where he is winemaker of Chateau Violette and Chateau Le Gay. It was making wine under the Chateau Violette name that lead to him being the first Argentinian to receive 100pts from wine critic Robert Parker. He now splits his time making wine in both France and is home land Argentina whislt also being an avid guitarist. He combined his love of music, wine and food by teaming up with a few others to host a festival called Wine Rock celebrating all three things!
Uco Valley classed as part of Mendoza, a 45 mile corridor with snow capped mountains and deep snow for part of the winter. Grapes for this wine come from a vineyard over 1000 meters above sea level that has silty/gravel soil.
100% Malbec. Grapes are hand harvested and then sorted at the winery to ensure only the best quality are used. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks and the wine is aged for 10 month in old oak.
Ripe sour cherry, plums and clove open out to reveal a full but not overpowering wine. It’s retains some here elegance which help sets this apart from many similarly priced Malbecs.
Cliché but it is a great pairing for steak. Otherwise, try with venison or a beef burger.