DENSE. ENTICING. LINGERING.
If you want a Malbec with WOW factor - look no further. From 70+ year old vines of 'Faraway Ranch' in Altamira.
96pts - James Suckling
From 70+ year-old vineyards at the ‘Faraway Ranch’ in Altamira (Uco Valley), this dense Malbec is full-bodied with thick tannins.
Dark as night, a basket of enticing floral aromas (especially violets), Malbec’s intense red and black fruit flavors underlined with superbly integrated French oak notes giving way to a long, spicy finish.
Firm but supple tannins make this wine worthy of rich foods like steak with a port reduction, duck with an intense cherry sauce, or a slowly-braised veal shank.
The grapes come from the Paraje Altamira vineyard in Uco Valley, Mendoza. The wine is aged 12 months in 100% oak barrels.
Where: Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Argentina
Grape: 100% Malbec
Elevation: 3600 feet
Age of Vines: 77 years
More about Mendel
Mendel wines are classic and timeless, made by one of the most renowned winemakers in Argentina, Roberto de la Mota. Under the craft of Roberto, Mendel has proved that Argentina is a premiere wine producer. This collaboration would not be with out mother-daughter team, Anabelle and Tatiana Sielecki, who partnered with Roberto to revive their family’s 1928 vineyard.