Santa Alicia Malbec Maipo Valley Reserve 1998

Malbec from Chile, South America

$9.99
Item No. 25883
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

On the lean side, with snappy raspberry and black cherry flavors and the grapes more typical rustic notes. Turns tart on the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. (15000 cases produced)

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Learn About Santa Alicia

In 1954, on fertile lands close to the capital of Chile, an important politician and businessman, Mr. Maximo Valdes, founded the vineyard Houses of Pirque. With extensive experience in the wine business, he begins planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. After half a century and four generations, the Valdes family has turned these vineyards in the...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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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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