Piatelli Alto Molino Malbec 2019
Piatelli Alto Molino Malbec is this Argentine growers entry level Malbec. But it's anything but entry level in terms of quality. Recently awarded some of the highest accolades in the wine world for the quality of their wines and dedication to quality ensures that everything they make is of top quality without the price tag. The Alto Molino malbec is a juicy big red wine that has sweet fruit characters and a velvety finish.
Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, lie the Piattelli Vineyards. The century old vines are irrigated by the pure waters melting from their snow crested peaks, a significant aspect in making their wines exquisite. At Piattelli Vineyards, they take great pride in crafting wines with a sense of place, as each region has distinct terroirs and climates. Mendoza and Cafayate are two of the best grape growing regions in Argentina and they wanted to show case both. Led by head winemaker Valeria Antolin, the wines are produced through her passionate pursuit of perfection. Their gravity fed winery in Cafayate is one of the only gravity-flow vinification systems in Argentina, honouring their commitment to sustainable practices. Piattelli Vineyards practises sustainable farming and their Mendoza vineyards are USDA certified Organic. Their grapes are cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water and nutrient-rich soil and their award winning wines are created with wisdom, precision and love.
From high in the Andes surrounding Salta come Piattelli's Cafayate wines, grown at an elevation of over 5,890 feet. The distinctively colourful northwest Argentinian mountains are formed of many geological layers. The splendour of this area, with its pure water and extreme thermal amplitudes, is that it produces grapes bursting with flavour, making this not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the premier grape growing regions in the world.
Vinified in the gravity flow winery, the primary fruit flavours were maximised as the grapes were gently pressed by gravity avoiding any harsh and unwanted characters from the seeds. The fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in the innovative, curved, concrete egg shaped fermenters, which optimises circulationand quality by enouraging the juice, pulp and skins into continuous contact, throughout the fermentation process. This wine is unoaked.
An attractive and vibrant example of Argentinian Malbec, with its heady mix of plump, dark, brambly fruits, plum jam notes combined with sweet tannins and a velvety finish.
A great pairing for a pan-fried steak, tender roasted beef and rich mushroom risottos.
Argentina. Region: Salta
Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 3.9
Contains Sulphites: Yes