1865 Selected Vineyard Malbec 2017
Violet with ruby hues. Aromas of violets, with black fruit, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Intense palate, balanced, good concentration, structure, sweetness and acidity. Smooth tannins with persistent finish.
With vineyards across the range of Chile, and explorations into Argentina, 1865 focuses on bringing the best expression to every variety. To create wines with finely balanced fruit and oak, French oak barrels are used, concrete eggs, and French oak foudres, depending on the variety.
Each bottle of 1865 captures over 150 years of winemaking experience, demonstrating the evolution and potential of Chilean viticulture. In the year 1997, 1865 became the second addition to San Pedro’s premium line, its name honoring to the founding year of the winery.
With a winning combination of cool weather, high elevation and well-draining alluvial soils, it is no surprise that Mendoza’s Uco Valley is one of the most exciting up-and-coming wine regions in Argentina. Healthy, easy-to-manage vines produce low yields of high-quality fruit, which in turn create flavorful, full-bodied wines with generous acidity.
Celebrated for its bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec has enjoyed runaway success in Argentina since the late 20th century. The grape originated in Bordeaux, France, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. A French agronomist, who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. Somm Secret—If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet with its combination of dense fruit and soft tannins.