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Vina Alicia Malbec

Vina Alicia Las Compuertas Malbec 2019

About this Wine

Vina Alicia Las Compuertas Malbec 2019 is a quintessential example of Argentina’s mastery in winemaking. Crafted from grapes grown in the esteemed Las Compuertas vineyards, this Malbec is a celebration of the 2019 vintage – a year that will be remembered for producing wines of extraordinary depth and character. Located at high altitudes in the Mendoza region, these vineyards are known for their ability to produce Malbec grapes with a unique balance of intense flavors and elegant structure.

This particular Malbec stands as a testament to Vina Alicia’s commitment to excellence. Handpicked from the best vines and meticulously crafted, Las Compuertas Malbec 2019 is more than just a wine; it’s a culmination of tradition, passion, and the unique terroir of Mendoza.

Technical Notes

  • Grape Variety: 100% Malbec.
  • Vineyard Location: Sourced from the Las Compuertas vineyards in Mendoza, known for their high altitude and ideal terroir for Malbec.
  • Soil Type: The vineyards feature a range of soil types, contributing to the complexity and depth of the wine. These soils are typically well-draining, which is beneficial for producing concentrated and flavorful grapes.
  • Climate: The 2019 vintage was characterized by a climate conducive to growing Malbec, with a balance of warm sunny days and cool nights, allowing for optimal grape ripening and flavor development.
  • Harvesting: Grapes are handpicked at the peak of ripeness, ensuring the highest quality fruit and maintaining the balance of natural sugars and acidity.
  • Fermentation: Fermented using traditional methods to preserve the natural flavors and aromas of the Malbec grape. Techniques involve controlled temperature fermentation and gentle handling of the fruit.
  • Aging: Aged in oak barrels to develop additional complexity, while ensuring that the oak does not dominate the inherent fruit flavors.
  • Alcohol Content: Typically around 13.5-14.5%, balancing the wine’s robustness and drinkability.
  • Tasting Profile: Exhibits a deep purple color. The aroma is rich with blackberries, plums, vanilla, and leather, with a touch of spice. On the palate, it presents flavors of dark fruits, cocoa, tobacco, and a subtle minerality. The oak aging adds a smoky note and contributes to its full-bodied texture. The tannins are smooth and well-integrated, leading to a balanced and long-lasting finish.
  • Bottling: Bottled with minimal intervention to ensure the wine’s character and the expression of its terroir are preserved.

Tasting Notes

Upon uncorking a bottle of Vina Alicia Las Compuertas Malbec 2019, you’re immediately greeted with its striking deep purple hue, a prelude to its richness. The nose is a complex and inviting array of aromas: ripe blackberries and plums, layered with subtle notes of vanilla, leather, and a hint of spice – all hallmarks of a premium Malbec.

The palate experience is equally captivating. The Las Compuertas Malbec 2019 unfolds a lush profile of dark fruits, perfectly intertwined with nuances of cocoa, tobacco, and a gentle minerality. The oak aging process lends a refined smokiness and contributes to its full-bodied texture. The tannins are well-integrated and smooth, ensuring a balanced and enduring finish, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and finesse.