Vaglio “Aggie” Malbec 2018: Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina

Grapes: Malbec

Region/History Notes: High elevation vineyards bring out deep coloring, strong tannins, and concentrated fruit in vines. Why? The higher the elevation, the closer to the sun and more radiation the grapes are exposed to. The vines sense this and create thicker skins on the berries to protect the fruit from being blistered by this radiation. Thicker skins lead to the stronger tannins, concentrated fruit, and deep coloring that we have come to know and love in Argentinian Malbecs. Excellent drainage and lots of sunlight have just helped even more to create the perfect terroir for this bold wine. Because of this, Malbec has succeeded in Mendoza, in a way it never did in its home of France.

Tasting Notes: Super deep extraction with deep purple coloring, the nose is bold with blackberries, smoke, pepper, leather, and earth all layered together. This is not a soft and shy wine but neither is it overblown- it has great balance and structure and is the perfect Malbec to accompany your burgers, steaks, BBQ loaded with sauce, or even just a bite of dark chocolate.

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