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Filus Malbec 2016

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    On the nose, blackfruit, licorice and violet aromas stand out. On the palate, it is a mild and ripe wine with sweet tannins and medium body. It displays an elegant finish with light mint notes.

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    Filus, South America
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    Founded in 1997 by Gustavo Capone and Ambrosio Di Leo, lovers and makers of wine forever. Our parents have transmited us their vocation of coopers and taught us that our native soil reaches maximun expression guided by men who devote their work and daily effort. By choice, we devote to make our dream come true, our dream... having our own winery and produce wines of excellent quality.

    Our winery is located in Lunlunta, Mendoza, a few miles from the city center at the foothills of the  Andes Mountains. It combines a classic building with state-of-the-art tecnology to produce great wines that allows us to adapt to the demands of the world markets while always maintaining the true natural virtues of the grape and terroir.

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    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.

    This is the source of some of the best Malbec in Mendoza, which can range from value-priced to ultra-premium. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay also perform well here.

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    Known for its big, bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec is most famous for its runaway success in Argentina. However, the variety actually originated in Bordeaux, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. After being nearly wiped out by a devastating frost in 1956, it was never significantly replanted, although it continued to flourish under the name Côt in nearby Cahors. A French agronomist who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. But it did not gain its current reputation as the country's national grape until a surge in popularity in the late 20th century.

    In the Glass

    Malbec typically expresses deep flavors of blackberry, plum and licorice, appropriately backed by aromas of freshly turned earth and dense, chewy tannins. In warmer, New World regions, such as Mendoza, Malbec will be intensely ripe, and full of fruit and spice. From its homeland in Cahors, its rusticity shines; dusty notes and a beguiling bouquet of violets balance rich, black fruit.

    Perfect Parings

    Malbec’s rustic character begs for flavorful dishes, like spicy grilled sausages or the classic cassoulet of France’s Southwest. South American iterations are best enjoyed as they would be in Argentina: with a thick, juicy steak.

    Sommelier Secret

    If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet. With its combination of bold flavors and soft tannins, it will appeal to basically anyone who enjoys red wine. Malbec also wins bonus points for affordability, as even the most inexpensive examples are often quite good.

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