Familia Bonfanti, Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: This malbec engages your senses.
With jammy dark fruit leading at the front of your tongue this wine finishes with well-balanced acidity.
Mellow, with blackberry notes, this malbec offers the complexity one often seeks out in a malbec. This malbec is well ahead of the pack and has a complex backstory that unfolds in your glass.
If you don’t like medium to high acid wine this bottle isn’t for you. But if you do like me you’ve found a winner.
Bottle Note: The agriculturalist’s hands are instrumental in shaping the wines’ unique personality, honoring them by turning their fruit into wine. Roberta Bonfanti cultivates the vines planted by his family back in 1975. The vineyards are located in Perdriel, a sub-region of Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes in the soils that used to be the part of a riverbed. Roberto tills the soil, carefully prunes the vines, and harvests the grapes, which he then turns over to his two sons to make the wine. With the sky as their witness, the three men move from the vineyard into the winery, with their tinted hands, broad smiles, and lifelong passion. A hundred percent malbec, aged for twelve months in French oak barrels. Bottled in December 2012 and stored underground cellar at 15°.
Tasting Date: April 2015