Trivento Eolo Malbec 2009
Eolo's vineyards, planted in 1912, are perched high above the surrounding vineyards and nestled in a privileged location. Higher altitude allows the 96 year old vines to benefit from cooler nights and days with larger temperature variation, allowing for smaller bunch development and grape size, with more concentrated fruit character and marvelous color. Nurtured through life by melt water from the Mendoza river and harvested over two weeks, vine by vine, this wine represents the highest quality from Trivento. The highest quality from Argentina.
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The Trivento portfolio of fine wines was founded in 1996 and is a true expression of Argentine wines, with more than 1,500 hectares of vineyards.
Trivento is named for the three winds that influence its vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina: the Polar, a cold wind from the south; the Zonda, a warming western wind sweeping down off of the Andes; and the Sudestada, or southeast blow, which brings freshness from the Atlantic and Río Plata estuary to the vineyards. At the foot of the Andes, strains of vines originating in the Old World are at home with terroirs of generous sun and careful hands.
Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.