Lancatay, Malbec 2014, Andean Foothills, Argelo, Lujan De Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: A decent, rough, plum malbec from Mendoza but certainly not a standout in terms of the taste/value ratio.
This malbec has only one dimension of flavor and does not move across your palate, just down your throat. The wine’s viscosity is light to medium in body with deep purple color characteristic of the region.
Luckily, I’m enjoying this wine on a Monday night where it’s properly placed to lead up to a more climactic weekend.
Bottle Note: In the 19th century, the Tosco family was among the Italian pioneers that established viticulture in Mendoza, Argentina. Today, the family’s winemaking tradition continues with Huarpe Wines, named after the first inhabitants of Mendoza. Lancatay, which means foothills of the Andean mountains in Huarpe language, is sourced from the family’s high altitude vineyards located in Argentina’s premier wine region.
Tasting Date: April 2015