Bodega Sur de Los Andes Malbec 2007
60% of the fruit is from San Carlos in the Valle de Uco (3,707 feet above sea level) subregion and 40% from Medrano (2,953 feet above sea level). The soil is a combination of sand and clay. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged 3 months in American Oak bottled unfiltered and unfined. 13.9% abv. Bodegas Sur de los Andes was started in 2005 by Guillermo Banfi. The winemaking team is under the supervision of Pablo Durigutti. Pablo gained wide experience while working with the Rutini winery and with his older brother Hector Durigutti. Hector is one of Argentina's most respected winemakers and is considered to be in the top echelon of Malbec experts.
A bit thick and chalky, strong notes of strawberries and some kind of medicinal quality I can't shake.
Deep purple red color with an aromatic nose of blackberry, cherry, and sweet spice. The palate is flavorful with a touch of lavender and lot's of ripe red and black fruit. This wine is dry, medium bodied, with lively acidity, medium soft tannins, and a medium finish. This is a well made straight forward fruity red. Good for everyday drinking.