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Odfjell Orzada Malbec 2009

Malbec from Chile
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Winemaker Notes

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Dark red violet in color, this elegant Malbec has a mysterious first impression with floral aromas such as violets followed by olives, ink, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, figs and, finally, notes of chocolate and a touch of fresh mushrooms. The expression on the palate is round with soft and velvety tannins. Well balanced, both concentrated and juicy, influenced by the acidic berries. There is a presence of graphite and mineral notes, together with a long, complex finish.

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The 2009 Orzada Malbec contains 10% Syrah in its makeup and spent 15 months in 79% new French and American oak. Hints of game, balsamic, cherry cola, and assorted black fruits set the stage for a spicy, plush, full-bodied wine that deftly conceals enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for another 2-3 years. Drink this outstanding value from 2013 to 2021.
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Odfjell

Odfjell

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Odfjell, Chile
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Founded on the Odfjell family’s international exploration as Norwegian Armadors (ship owners) and their passion for wine, Odfjell Vineyards strives to produce unique quality wines in a sustainable way.

Odfjell’s quest is to make wines that are a true expression of the terroir. Their low-yield vineyards are handled with individual care. The grapes are hand-picked in order to ensure the fruit arrives at the winery as intact as possible.

Vineyards were first planted in the Maipo Estate in 1994. Today, after 20 years, 85 hectares are planted in Maipo. Including the vineyards in Cauquenes, Lontue, and Colchagua, Odfjell have a total surface area of 115 hectares being cultivated, planted with a wide array of grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and old Carignan vines from Cauquenes.

Odfjell is committed to being a leader in progressive vineyard management, and they are dedicated to elevating the image and practice of viticulture in Chile. The goal of this work is to produce the best possible wines in the vineyards, while maintaining the long-term commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental winemaking practices. For this reason, their vineyards are 100% organic and we they also recently begun biodynamic farming.

A source of reliable, budget-friendly wines and, increasingly, more premium bottlings, Chile is one of South America’s most important wine-producing countries. Long and thin, it is largely isolated geographically, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Andes Mountains to the east, and the Atacama desert to the north. These natural borders gave Chile the very favorable benefit of being the only country to avoid the disastrous phylloxera infestation of the late 1800s. As a result, vines can be planted on their own rootstock rather than grafted. Though viticulture was introduced to the country by conquistadors from Spain, today Chile’s wine production is most influenced by the French, who emigrated here in large numbers to escape the blight of phylloxera. These settlers have invested heavily in local vineyards and wineries.

Chile’s vineyards, planted mainly with international varieties, vary widely in climate and soil type from north to south. The Coquimbo region in the far north contains the Elqui and Limari Valleys, where minimal rainfall and intense sunlight are offset by chilly breezes from the Humboldt current to produce cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Aconcagua region contains the eponymous Aconcagua Valley—hot and dry and home to full-bodied red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot—as well as Casablanca Valley and San Antonio Valley, which focus on light-bodied Pinot Noir and cool-climate whites like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The Central Valley is home to the Maipo, Rapel, Curicó, and Maule Valleys, which produce a wide variety of red and white wines. Maipo in particular is known for Carmenère, Chile’s unofficial signature grape. In the up-and-coming southern regions of Bio Bio and Itata, excellent cool-climate Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir are made.

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

In the Glass

Malbec typically expresses deep flavors of freshly turned earth, black fruits from berries to plums, and licorice, appropriately backed by dense, chewy tannins. In warmer, New World regions, such as Mendoza, it can be quite intense and often needs time to mellow before becoming drinkable. In the Old World, its rusticity shines, with aged examples showing dusty notes of leather and tobacco. The best examples in all regions often possess a beguiling bouquet of violets.

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.

STC676982_2009 Item# 122589