Malbec Reserve, Raza Malbec Reserve, Raza
Malbec Reserve, Raza

Malbec Reserve, Raza 2017

Argentina

With deep violet colours and ruby hues, this Malbec Reserve is one to be savoured slowly and admired in the glass. Aromas of red and black fruit, most notably plums and cherries predominate the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is heavily influenced by the oak in which the wine has matured. The bouquet is also heavily influenced by the oak ageing with vanilla, dark chocolate and tobacco all present and adding complex layers to this fantastic wine.

£11.99 each

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Product Code AR0700A17
Vintage 2017
Bottle Size 75cl
Country Argentina
Region La Rioja
Sub Region Famatina Valley
Alc. (% Vol) 12.0%
Colour Red
Type Red Wine
Closure Type Cork
Style Red - Full & round

La Rioja

This relatively unknown Argentina wine province was bound to make wine if you think of its Spanish namesake. In fact La Rioja claims to have the longest continued history of wine production in Argentina, having been planted with grapes by Spanish missionaries in the mid-16th century.

With around 20,000 acres (8,000 ha) of vineyards, La Rioja is the third biggest Argentina wine region after Mendoza (390,000 acres) and San Juan (120,000). Yet while San Juan has a tradition of fortified wines and raisins, La Rioja is much better suited to producing wines of real quality especially in the Famatina valley between the Velasco mountains and the Famatina hills. Here the vines grow at 1000m – 1400m above sea level, which causes the day-time temperatures to drop by half during the night, allowing the grapes to recover from the heat, and retain their aroma and freshness.

La Rioja’s most planted variety is the indigenous, aromatic Torrontés, or Torrontés Riojano, to give it its full name. This is the same clone used to make all the best Argentine Torrontés which suggests the grape was first cultivated here.

Other varieties that do well in La Rioja include Bonarda, the country’s shamefully under-rated red grape, Syrah and of course Malbec.

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