Malbec Mendoza Argentina
REGION: Argentina / Mendoza
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
These grapes were discovered at altitude in some of Mendoza’s best terroir, including the Agrelo and Vistaflores subregions. Vineyards are planted at high density in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, starting above 1050 meters (3.445 feet), where altitude and sandy soil result in lower yields and a cooler climate for balanced wines. Grapes are handpicked, destemmed and manually sorted, with only perfectly ripe fruit contributing to Winemaker Didier Debono’s luscious Malbec. Cold maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at 43 - 46°F for four to five days to extract aromatic precursors. Post-fermentation maceration lasts from 7 to 10 days, followed by malolactic fermentation.
The Seeker Malbec has an intense aroma of red fruit, especially plums, with hints of vanilla and a subtle hint of coffee. In the mouth is young, brash and lively. The fruit and the wood is perceived through its sweet and round tannins.
Perfectly matched to cured or grilled meats, game, Cajun, and Indian takeout. The perfect companion to spicy foods.
ACIDITY: 6.17 g/l
AGING: In French oak, followed by a period in bottle before release.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.05 g/l