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Familia Marguery Atento Malbec 2006

Familia Marguery Atento Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $55.00 $32.99
Save $22.01 (40%)
Item No. 108556
  • RP92
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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's Atento cuvee is a barrel selection of the winery’s top lots made only in the finest vintages. "
92 Points

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Rating:
(4/5/2011)
Just as good as wine when I was in AR; medium finish, slightly dry. Would buy again.
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ryan barker - Winchester, IN (read all my reviews)

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(11/21/2011)
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Learn About Familia Marguery

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.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

Read More About Argentina

Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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