Piattelli Wines Malbec Tannat 2019
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 showcase 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.
The grapes were carefully selected and then fermented in small, 25,000-litre stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged for eight months in French and American Oak barrels.
Intense and deeply coloured with hues of violet and contours of black that create a fierce scarlet colour, this wine shows spicy and ripe red fruit aromas enhanced by eucalyptus and fig notes. A wine with great impact, combining its ripe, firm and intense tannins, with a bold structure, balancing acidity and a long, persistent finish.
Accompanies rich dishes such as hearty stews, it is also excellent with game and mature cheeses.
Malbec 50%, Tannat 50%
Argentina. Region: Salta
Body Value: D (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 3.9
Contains Sulphites: Yes