Estancia Mendoza, Single Vineyard Malbec, Uco Valley, 2019
(at Fells Portfolio Tasting, London, 18 Feb 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2025
Over 200 growers across the Uco Valley contribute fruit to the good-value Estancia Mendoza range, but this single-vineyard expression is sourced from a single site in Vista Flores with 20- to 25-year-old vines. Full-bodied and smooth, it's well made, with attractive violet-edged black cherry and berry aromas. Only 30% of the wine is oaked, allowing juicy black currant fruit pastille notes to shine, balanced by fresh acidity and rounded tannins. Great for steak!
Single Vineyard Malbec