2012 Finca Adalgisa Malbec, 750ml

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An Argentine Malbec that is equal to Grand Cru Bordeaux, a true example of the stunning potential of the grape in its adopted homeland. Handpicked fruit from a 2 acre organic vineyard planted in 1916 at 3000 feet above sea-level in the Lujan de Cuyo region of Mendoza. Fermentation with natives yeast followed by aging is for 2 years in French and American oak barrels used and new.  

Notes from the importer (Brazos Wine Imports):

Shows notes of blackberries, warm blueberry pancakes, and maraschino cherries while being intensely layered with baking spices of clove, cinnamon, sage, licorice, and cedar. Light hints of orange peel, eucalyptus, white powdered sugar and red velvet cake dance around the core. The wine finishes with integrated earth components of soil, dry crushed leaves, and an animal quality that screams being alive.

Finca Adalgisa is located in the Chacras de Coria sub region of Lujan de Cuyo of Mendoza, Argentina. The estate goes back three generations within the Furlotti family when they planted about 1 hectare in 1916 of primarily Malbec. Gabriela Furlotti built an eleven room boutique hotel in 2000 on the property next to the vineyard. They produce only one wine which is made by beloved winemaker Carmello Patti. Carmello focuses on balance and terroir and is one of the few vignerons to bottle age before release. Adalgisa produces less than 500cs per year, and we believe that their wine is one of the most elegant, bordelaise expressions of Malbec that we’ve ever encountered.

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