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Los Cardos Malbec 2012
Finca El Alto is the largest single vineyard malbec planted in Luján de Cuyo region with 197 hectares (487 acres) planted between 1969 and .Most of the production is coming from adult vineyards trellised in double spur pruned cordon at medium to high vines density (1852 to 3636 vines per hectare).Clay soils perform good structure in the wines and this is the aim of this Estate malbec: richness, elegance, balance and bright fresh fruits aromas, all of them, capable to express the Upper Mendoza rivers sense of place. At Doña Paula the vineyards and wines have always been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.Carefully and gentle desteming with partial berries crushing with the purpose to provide fresh berry aromas.Cool pre-fermentation maceration for 2 weeks to extract primary aromas, flavours and intense colour under non-alcoholic phase.First part of the fermentation takes place under wild yeast culture and is finished inoculating selected yeast.Fermented at 25°C, keeping the freshness the wine is after racked to new, second and third use French barrels (33% of each one) where the wine is aged during 8 months before being bottled. Vintage: 2009 Region: Finca El Alto, Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo Varietals: Malbec 100% Alcohol: 14.1% by vol. Acidity: 6,00 g/l (tartaric acid) Res Sugar: 2,19 g/l pH: 3.64 Notes: Intense violet colour, plums, black cherries, licorice and dried herbs basket aromas in the nose. Sweet, round and ample in the mouth with a lingering finish.
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Sweet, simple and fruity with cherry and cranberry flavors upfront. Smooth vanillin flavors throughout before a sour licorice finish on leather and cedar.
A nice Malbec at it's price.
Great front end. Good to lightly sip. The back end falls off a cliff in taste for me. It's got a strong acidity in the back pallet if you take too much in at once. But again good flavors and overall a good Wedensday night wine.
This was an okay malbec. It is still awfully young and the tannins come through pretty strongly, but the flavor is nice with a hint of spice and the finish is moderate.
Smooth smooth smooth ~ a must have in any wine cellar!
External Reviews for Los Cardos Malbec
This is fresh, simple malbec, a good example of the variety in its delightful red fruit framed by acidity, the texture light and smooth.
Big and fruity, and for the most part holds together and exhibits more good qualities than its faults. The flavor profile drives full-bodied black fruit and a finish that cuts out quietly. Not over the top in any way.
Juicy, with lots of cherry and red plum fruit layered with a red licorice note. Has a sweet, round finish. Drink now through 2008.
Tangy and focused, with a nice mineral edge to the black currant and raspberry fruit. Racy finish let licorice and graphite notes linger. Drink now.
Aromas of ripe plums, blackberry, blueberry, sweet tar, licorice, black pepper, mint, truffle with a hint of mocha flavors gives this malbec an expressive Argentinean character. Nice finish!
All hail the mighty Malbec! This grape has turned in to a powerhouse in Argentina, producing lusty wines with both ample fruit and earthiness. A true crowd pleaser!
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Food Pairings for Los Cardos Malbec
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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