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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Melipal Malbec 2006
Melipal Malbec 2006
(search item no. 99938)
The Wine News rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Melipal (the Aristi Family) owns three separate vineyards situated in Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina. With total acreage of 188 including 90 year old Malbec. The winemaker is Martin Tosolini, who best understands the potential of Melipal's Malbec grapes. The experience and knowledge of this enologist together with the most precise tending of the vineyards give the character and personality to the wines.

85% Malbec, 10% Cab. Sauv., 3% Cab. Franc, 2% Merlot

Big extraction with nose of plums, violets, and ripe fruits. Powerful and intense classic Malbec black fruit, sweet, round, and persistent tannins.

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About Melipal:

Melipal, a family owned and run winery, is located 20 minutes from Mendoza in the exclusive area of Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina, at 958 meteres above sea level. Surrounded by willow trees, small canals and vineyards with a magnificent view of the Andes mountain range.

This state of 25 hectares out of its 51 date from 1900 and they turn this estate into a unique viticultural heritage. They are planted with Malbec and the area is watered by the traditional system of furrow irrigation.