Filus Alto Medrano Malbec 2007
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Violet color with purple tones. The nose is intense and complex with the ideal balance of fruit, oak, and structure. Plum and blackberry fruits combined with toasty notes and sweet tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Wine & Spirits - "From 68-year-old vines planted at 2,460 feet, this malbec has rich aromas of black fruits and oak. It’s substantial, with enough acidity to keep it in balance. A modern style for an asado."
Founded in 1997 by Gustavo Capone and Ambrosio Di Leo, lovers and makers of wine forever. Our parents have transmited us their vocation of coopers and taught us that our native soil reaches maximun expression guided by men who devote their work and daily effort. By choice, we devote to make our dream come true, our dream... having our own winery and produce wines of excellent quality.
Our winery is located in Lunlunta, Mendoza, a few miles from the city center at the foothills of the Andes Mountains. It combines a classic building with state-of-the-art tecnology to produce great wines that allows us to adapt to the demands of the world markets while always maintaining the true natural virtues of the grape and terroir. View all Filus Wines
Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.