Mendel Malbec

75 cl

Malbec is perfectly adapted to Mendel's Argentinian climate and soil, displaying its typical aromas of mature fruit, plums, raisins and violets, with full-bodied, meaty flavors.

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Mendel Malbec

Malbec is perfectly adapted to Mendel's Argentinian climate and soil, displaying its typical aromas of mature fruit, plums, raisins and violets, with full-bodied, meaty flavors.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Aromas of mature fruit like plums, raisins and violets
Palate Full-bodied meaty flavours of black fruits and dried fruits. Good tannin and acidity.
Colour Deep Purple
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Malbec
Alcohol % 14.5%
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Mendel Wines
Country Argentina
Region/AOC Mendoza
Vintage 2013
Making Techniques Manual selection of grapes on vibrating table. The clusters are destemmed and crushed; in some cases berries are not crushed at all. Maceration and fermentation during 25 days, use of selected yeasts at a temperature of between 25 °C and 32 °C. Racking and decantation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in tanks and some in French oak barrels and ageing for 12 months. Ageing in French oak barrels coming from the centre of France. Excellent for long ageing periods. The barrel size is 225l each. Normally the oak treatment wines is to add complexity. Aged for 12 months in 1/3 new, 1/3 second use and 1/3 third use. Ageing in bottle for at least 6 months.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, right through to 2028
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Vinous Media 90 Points "Bright red-ruby. Dark berry aromas are currently overshadowed by bitter chocolate and espresso. Sappy, dense and backward, showing noteworthy sweetness to the black fruit flavors. Less high-pitched & complex than the Cabernet Sauvignon, despite the fact that this is from much older vines. Finishes with sweet, ripe tannins & very good length."
Stephen Tanzer 90+ Points "Bright medium ruby. Musky cassis, plum and dark chocolate on the nose, lifted by minty and mineral nuances. Fine-grained and firm in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness to its black raspberry and smoky mineral flavours; conveys an impression of strong extract. Nicely integrated acidity extends the finish, which features chewy, ripe tannins andexcellent lift."

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