Abremundos Uco Valley Octava Bassa Malbec 2014
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A project born of two spirits moved by intertwined passions: music and wine. Marcelo Pelleriti, winemaker and musician. Pedro Aznar, musician and maker of wines.
Marcelo y Pedro met in August 2012. Immediately the amount of things in common it became clear in an intense conversation from the city of Mendoza to Uco Valley. They noted that the passion for making wine and making music were going through the same way. Pedro confided that for years he has dreamed of having a vineyard and live the wine world from within. Marcelo told about the Villa Winery in The Vines of Mendoza, a unique terroir for renowned winemakers to have their own projects ... thus was born this wonderful venture.
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.