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Almarada Malbec 2017

Almarada Malbec 2017 Hi-Res Image
Country: Argentina
Winery: Almarada
Varietal: Malbec
UPC Code: 858441006798
Tasting Notes:

Intense fruity aromas of black plum give rise to a palate full of freshness, velvety tannins and flavors of dried cranberry and chocolate with orange peel. Great balance and complexity.

Awards, Reviews, And Other Notes:

90 pts James Suckling
Maybe this isn’t the most subtle wine in Argentina, but it has a lot going for it. Plenty of orange peel and dried cranberry on the nose of the bold palate. Drink now.

89 pts Tim Atkin

Winemaker Notes:

VINEYARD: It was planted in the year 2000, with a Cote Rouge Malbec clone, trained in a high vertical shoot positioning system. In the plantation, the rows are spaced 82 inches apart and the plants are spaced 49 inches apart within the rows. Drip irrigation and fertirrigation. Spur-pruned cordon trained vine. NE-SW plantation orientation.

VINIFICATION: Grapes were hand-picked 16 kg-bin. After vinification, wine was aged for 6 months in used oak barrel in order to preserve the freshness of the fruit and purity of the terroir.
SOIL: The soil was formed during the Mesozoic era in the Late Triassic period. Deep soil without gravel or pebbles on the horizon. Fine-textured.