Familia Marguery's Atento cuvee is a barrel selection of the winery’s top lots made only in the finest vintages. "
Familia Marguery Atento Malbec 2006
Malbec from Argentina, South America
Clear, bright, deep red almost black color with elegant red notes. A nose of violets, black fruits, some mint, graphite, and chocolate. Very complex and elegant. On the palate it is sweet and gentle at first, dark fruit flavors explode with fine tannins. Long finish.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2006 Marguery Atento Malbec spent 18 months in new French oak. Purple/black-colored, it offers up a brooding bouquet of pain grille, asphalt, violets, spice box, black cherry, and plum. This leads to a dense, layered, powerful Malbec with ripe black fruit, plenty of fine-grained tannin, and a lengthy, pure finish. Give it 3-4 years to blossom and drink it from 2013 to 2026.
Familia Marguery Winery
Marguery Family Winery was founded in early 2000 by its current partners, Alejandro and Guillermo Donnerstag Marguery.
In Bodega Familia Marguery produce high quality wines in limited quantities, using the latest technology with a focus on Malbec. =We firmly believe our mission is to try to preserve what has been achieved in the cellar in the vineyard, without masking, without excessive intervention in order to show and the character of the fruit and the region of origin.
Our first harvest was in 2000 and began operating in the market in 2002. View all Familia Marguery 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%.
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