Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec 2017
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Another impressive wine from Tapiz, sourced from its San Pablo estate in one of the Uco Valley’s cooler spots. Subtly wooded, with palate caressing tannins, red cherry and bramble fruit and a long, polished, refreshing finish.
The marriage of Andean Foothill terroir and superb craftsmanship ensures wine that captures the full potential of a truly majestic winegrowing region.
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.