More to Malbec: Case of 12 bottles
Our first selection is an exploration of Malbec in different terroirs. The quest to understand the sub-regions has been underway for several years now and we’ve been struck by the different expressions that Malbec can achieve in different areas.
Based in Lujan de Cujo, you will see the style of the region in Bodegas Renacer. Not as high as some others, meaning the wines are a little more plush with good fruit intensity. We include their Repasso, using some dried grapes to add richness.
Familia Barberis are based just outside the city of Mendoza and source their fruit from a number of vineyards around the area. Their style is dark and spicy and offers a different slant on Malbec.
Mauricio Lorca has his vineyards in the Uco Valley, higher and cooler than most in Mendoza. This imbues the wines with real freshness and shows how elegant Malbec can be. Worth particular mention is the Opalo which is totally unoaked, the purity shines through here and speaks of the quality of the terroir.
Finally, the Carnavalito Malbec comes from Salta much further north. Here it is even hotter, but significantly higher in altitude, giving an extreme view of that magical Argentinean formula. Rich and powerful but still very much in balance.