Hey! Malbec 2019 from Matias Riccitelli
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli (Bodegas Norton). Using the experience, knowledge and passion passed down from his father, Matias decided to set up his very own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 20 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujande Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.
Vinification : The grapes are cultivated in a very traditional way maintainingverylow yields thanks to hand pruning and green harvest. These techniques allow for us to obtain ecologically fit and high quality grapes. Harvest is performed manually in small trays of 20 Kilos in order not to damage the grapes. After being sorted the grapes are sent to small concrete tanks. At controlled temperature of 26°C. Four pumpovers per day and a maceration period of 20 days.
Tasting notes - A wee beasty of a wine as my neighbour would say, yet surprisingly easy to drink, a little too easy. Deep purple in color the wine clings to the glass like nothing you have ever seen. With beautiful aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate in the nose. This is a complex and rich wine with smooth ripe tannins and a long finish.
Ageing : 70% of the wine was aged in concrete tank. 30% of the wine was aged in french barrel oak.
Grape : Malbec 100%
Foodmatch : Lovely on its own or with juicy red meat like Argentine Steak!
Alcohol by volume : 14.5%
Closure : Natural Cork
Body : D (A is light, E is full bodied)
Vegetarian/Vegan : No/No
Milk/Eggs : Yes/Yes
Organic/Biodynamic : No/No
More Information : http://www.matiasriccitelli.com/eng/index.html