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Malbec Altepes Single Vineyard 2017

Malbec Altepes Single Vineyard, Enrique Foster, Mendoza,

A rich, intense single vineyard Malbec from low yielding vines.

Serving Suggestion

Pairs well with rich pasta dishes, mature hard chesse, chargrilled steak and seared tuna.

Vintage 2017
Unit Size 75
Case Size 6
Alcoholic Percentage 14
Style Wine
Country Argentina

Tasting Notes

The grapes are grown in a single vineyard called Altepes, located in Los Arboles, Uco Valley, Mendoza, at an elevation of 4.101ft above sea level, where the soil is rich with minerals from melting ice caps. The meso climate of Los Arboles although very sunny, is cooler than other parts of the Uco Valley with extremes of temperature between day and night, which greatly assists in the development of colour and aromatics in the grapes. The wine is made from 100% Malbec grapes, which are all hand harvested. Yields are kept very low and only 1 bottle of wine per vine is produced. The wine is aged in new oak for 12- 14 months.

Wine Making Notes

The best grapes are carefully hand selected, fermentation takes place over 7 days in small stainless steal tanks with controlled temperature. The wine is then aged for 12 - 14 months in new French oak barrels and, after blending, is further aged for another 9 months in bottle before being released.

About the Producer

Raleo Malbec is exclusive to Grape Passions and is made for us by Bodega Enrique Foster in Mendoza. Their state of the art winery operates on gravity flow, avoiding the need for unnecessary pumping of the wine. Their wines are consistently of high quality and fruit driven in style.

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Sulphites Yes
Milk No
Egg No
Fish No
Nuts No
Cereals No
Suitable For Vegetarians Yes
Suitable For Vegans Yes
Peanuts No
Soy beans No
Celery No
Sesame No
Molluscs No