Cuarenta Cuarenta 40-40 - Malbec - 2018 - Argentina
Regular price £19.99
Bold, classic Malbec from Mendoza, with subtle hints of oak and vanilla, as well as some spice and dark currants. The darker fruit flavours still maintain a delicious freshness though, and the natural methods of production are an added bonus.
The grapes are manually harvested, mostly de-stemmed (with 7-10% whole bunch), then fermented in stainless vats with maceration on skins for twenty days. They use native yeasts during fermentation, and the wine is matured in small used barrels for 12 months. No fining, a light filtration and a small amount of sulphur added.
This is a family owned vineyard where, after finishing his studies in France and working on several harvests around the world, Lucas decided to start his own project back home. Using only his favourite plots, he wanted to reflect the terroir as much as possible in the wines by avoiding over manipulation in the vineyard and in the cellar. The vineyard is located at 890m elevation, with a continental, dry climate. Ugarteche, the province within Mendoza, is known for very cold nights and very warm days.
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape variety: Malbec
Food pairing: Beef, Lamb, Poultry
Bottle size: 75cl