DENSE. STRUCTURED. FULL OF LIFE.
“Enjoy the simpler times” in La Consulta, Uco Valley with the Pizzella family and their rich Malbec full of dark fruit and spice.
93pts - James Suckling
90pts - Vinous
90pts - The Wine Advocate
A beautiful red and purple color with aromas of black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and baker’s spice. On the palate, the wine shows dense, dark berry and plum flavors along with hints of sandalwood and spice, and even a hint of violets in the finish. This is a full-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life and born to be enjoyed with food and friends.
Very versatile, but especially good with meat and BBQ
The Pizzella Malbec is sourced from Altamira in the La Consulta region of the Uco Valley. This single vineyard Malbec is aged for 12 months. 20% is aged in new French oak barrels, 60% in 2nd and 3rd use French and American oak, and 20% unoaked. The soil contains sandy loam, sand, silt, and clay with 20% stones covered by limestone.
Where: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape: 100% Malbec
Elevation: 3600 feet
Age of Vines: 16 years
More About La Posta
Growers sit at the heart of Argentina's winemaking culture. Estate fruit is far less common in Argentina, so even the most highly-regarded wineries rely on getting fruit from local growers. Laura Catena started La Posta, to pay homage to this growers, the backbone of the Mendoza wine industry. Each La Posta wine showcases Argentina’s best small-family growers and their individual passions with single-grower, single-vineyard wines. Each wine named after a grower family demonstrates the wide range of Malbec aroma and flavor profiles generated by distinct Mendoza appellations.
La Posta translates to “the tavern,” where the farmers meet to discuss their soils, their vines, their quest for superior flavors, and their passions for life. These wines are meant to express this passion.
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