Agua de Piedra, Gran Selcción Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A malbec that reveals all there is to love about this grape.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of blackberry, blueberry, black plum, raspberry compote and violet.
On the palate, the dry, medium-plus-bodied malbec delivers ripe fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity with some chalk on the medium finish.
The wine is smooth in texture with velvety, medium-plus tannin.
Bottle Note: The Spaniards as early as the 16th century followed by the Jesuits and more recently European immigrants notably Italians, were all fascinated by the beauty of the country. The result is a c combination of warmth, style and tradition. Situated at the foothills of the Andes and fed by the purest water from melted snow, the vineyards produce grapes of outstanding quality. Made to enjoy, this wine with spiced red plum flavors combined with this silky texture is ideal for meat or pasta dishes. The grapes for this wine were selected from some of the oldest vineyards, providing small berries from the low yielding vines, situated amongst the best terroirs. In Mendoza, giving this wine complexity and grips from the alluvial soil mixed with glacial deposits. From some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world, giving this wine incredible depth of fruit and supple tannin. Winemaker, Richard Bonvin. Agua de Piedra is the nickname for our vineyards situated at the foothills of the Andes. The soil is so stony that we wonder how the vines find the water to survive.
Importer: Monsieur Touton, New York, New York
Tasting Date: July 27, 2018