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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2008
Bodegas Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2008
(search item no. 104748)

PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from 100% Malbec from the Lujan de Cuyo vineyard, harvested in April and fermented in cement tanks. The wine is then aged for one year in French oak barrels.

A deeply-colored powerful red with great concentration of berries. Complex flavors of plums, figs and dried fruit, with spicy vanilla character are evident from the maturation in French oak.

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About Bodegas Nieto Senetiner:

The history of Bodegas Nieto Senetiner dates back to 1888, when Italian immigrants founded the winery and planted the first vineyards in Vistalba, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. The company was managed by different families during the first decades of the past century. These families gave the winery an architectural style of the Italian countryside that still remains today.

Nieto Senetiner is one of the oldest wineries in Mendoza’s esteemed Lujan de Cuyo, with estate vineyards in the districts of Vistalba & Agrelo, located at 3,000 – 3,500’ elevation. These areas are some of the oldest and most traditional winemaking regions of Mendoza and were the birthplace of the Malbec quality revolution. Nieto Senetiner's wines, including its signature Nieto Malbec, are expressed via the tradition and vision of its three unique estate vineyard sites, each with distinct characteristics. The soft, supple texture of Vistalba, which is over 100 years old and one of the great heritage vineyards in Argentina, the power and elegance of Agrelo, featuring a unique cool climate Bonarda plantation and the unique concentration and structure of extreme high altitude Alto Agrelo.

In addition to showcasing the particular characteristics of each terroir, Nieto also engages in a creative blending process to to showcase the complexity to which Malbec can aspire.