Intense ruby with purple flecks
This is a brooding wine with black cherry, lots of red bramble fruit and plum on the nose, spice lurks underneath but there is also a trademark violet nose reminding you that this is prime Uco Valley Malbec.
A lush and long mouth with all the concentration and aromatics of a top notch wine that is designed to last many years in the cellar but also has plenty of charm and intrigue to drink today. If you are drinking it now, pair it with a good steak and an hour of decanting. This is a big wine, but sometimes – and in this case – big is beautiful.
Argentine steak of course.
15.5% alcohol, 2009 harvest
Winery sample, tasted over 2 days.
More on the wine
This hand harvested, double sorted, micro-vinified wine is the flagship of Monteviejo, under the hand of winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti. Coming from their own vineyards in Vista Flores in Tunuyan, this is a special lot that is reserved for Lindaflor and goes through a rigorous sorting selection to handpick the best bunches. It is aged 24 months in oak barrels.
More on the producer
Monteviejo is owned by the Parent family from France, who are also known for their handful of chateaux in Bordeaux. Their winemaker, and the company director, is Mendocinean winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti who worked closely with French winemaker Michel Rolland since the beginning of the project in the 2000s.