Almarada Malbec 2018
91 Points Tim Atkins –
This is the entry point Malbec from Antonio Mas, but it really over-delivers in glass. Sourced from a ten-year-old vineyard in La Arboleda, it’s plush, ripe and quite forward, with some wild herb aromas, sweet red berry flavours of raspberry and red cherry and a subtle balsamic undertone.
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.