Malbec, 2015. Finca Suarez

Malbec, 2015. Finca Suarez

Item #: V0319R11IA
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Malbec
Vineyard/Appellation: Paraje Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina
Color: Bright Violet
Nose: Dark Berries, Red Stone Fruits
Palate: Bold Spice, Fresh Acidity
Finish: Long and Luscious
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2021/Red Meat, Game/14.0 % Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
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At Finca Suarez, they believe that in order to make great wines they must have happy vines, balanced with their environment, and that is why the vineyard is where they focus most of their efforts. From the pruning to the harvest, all tasks are done manually and with a profound respect for their land.

Paraje Altamira lies in the heart of the alluvial cone of the Tunuy?n River, at the feet of the Andes range. Paraje Altamira is one of the places with the longest viticulture history and tradition in the Valley of Uco. We can find vineyards older than a century, and the surface is divided in small estates in the hands of several farmers who have been in the area for generations. That is a remarkable difference with the new locations in the Valley of Uco, which have extensive and young vineyards owned by a handful of owners, most of them larger wineries.

Mendoza is known for its Malbec. That is one of the varietals that is king down there and this Malbec from Finca Suarez is sure not to disappoint. This wine has a perfect balance between its acidity and alcohol content, as well as having a wonderful tannic strength.

The grapes were harvested by hand and then went through fermentation for 15 days. This Malbec also went through 100% malolactic fermentation before being aged in concrete vats for 12 months.

On the nose, one can find black and red fruits, spices and a hint of floral and mineral freshness. In the mouth, electric acidity, fine limestone tannins, medium-bodied, with a lasting finish.