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Fincas del Sur Malbec 2011

Fincas del Sur Malbec 2011

  • Stunning Virgin Wines exclusive from the innovative team at Familia Zuccardi.
  • 100% Malbec fruit (Malbec is the new Rioja!) grown in Argentina's premium red grape growing region - Mendoza.
  • A full-throttle red perfect for juicy cuts of steak, prime beef burgers, pastas with rich tomato-based sauce or as the Guardian suggests: a pulled pork sandwich!

We've been on the hunt for a top-drawer Argentinean Malbec that really over delivers for some time. To get you the best, we called on an old winemaking friend to make the magic happen. Head winemaker, Rodolfo Montenegro, at Familia Zuccardi, working with his second hand man Gustavo Martinez, has crafted something really special. A rich, full-bodied red with swathes of damson and blackcurrant fruit, perfectly integrated toasty French oak and majestically ripe tannins that deliver a silky smooth finish.

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Summary

Grape Type:
Malbec
Country:
Argentina
Bottle Size:
75cl
Wine Style:
Huge Reds
Vintage:
2011
ABV:
13.5%
At its best:
Now - End 2018
Wine Strength

Video

Matthew Jukes talks about Fincas del Sur Malbec Reserva.

"Drop what you are doing right now (unless itís a wine glass) and concentrate! This is a remarkable wine and it is all the more so for me because I am a critic of much of what Argentina churns out and this wine far exceeds my expectations in every department."

Rodolfo Montenegro

Winemaker: Rodolfo Montenegro & Gustavo Martinez

Country: Argentina

Taking the natural, rather than forced, approach means a lovely lot of tender love and care went into crafting this wine from the grape-growing heartland of Argentina - Mendonza. The Malbec grapes were delicately hand-picked and stored in plastic boxes for a fortnight in April, before classic-style vinification. Patience is needed for 20 days of maceration, with daily pigeage (punch down) and delestage (rack and return). The juice then becomes close friends with oak for 10 months.

The full-bodied wine is a dark, violet colour with brilliant purple hues shining through. You will notice typical Malbec aromas of ripe fruits like figs, plums, blackberries and marmalade. Mmmm, delicious conserves. You will also find hints of vanilla, tobacco, coffee and chocolate. The tannins are sweet and the finish is excitingly long.

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