Malbec

2012

FLECHAS DE LOS ANDES GRAN MALBEC .750

Malbec

750 ML

Regular Price: $19.99

Special Price $15.99

Product Description

Located 120 kilometres south of Mendoza, Argentina, near the village of Vista Flores, the Flechas de los Andes vineyard now occupies more than 100 hectares in the Andean foothills. The first vines were planted in 1999 and they are quite dense for Argentina (5,500 vines per hectare).

The Malbec grapes seem to have found their ideal location on these plots of rocks, granite pebbles and alluvial gravels perched at 1,100 metres above sea level. They are joined by plots of merlot, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. The hot, dry climate is characterised as semi-arid continental and features pronounced temperature fluctuations between day and night and across seasons. These mid-altitude conditions are highly conducive to the ripening of red grapes and, more particularly, of malbec grapes.

The Gran Malbec exhibits a robust palate of blackberries, raspberries and a hint of chocolate.  The balance between its acididty, fruit and tannin make this wine perfect to pair with grilled meats, mushrooms or BBQ.

Details

Varietal: Malbec

Region: Argentina

Region Description:

The most important wine-producing country in South America as well as one of the most dynamic wine producers in the world. Popular Argentine grapes are Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Moscatel.