2011 Gaucho Club Malbec
"Intense, flavorful and full-bodied. Clearly one of the best Malbecs we've tasted this year."
The Wine Connection, Summer 2012
Wine of the Week Las Vegas Review-Journal 03/18/09 by Gil Lempert-Schwarz
Winner of the 2010 Trials The Wine Trials 2010: The world’s best selling guide to inexpensive wines by Robin Goldstein & Alexis Herschkowitsch
This Malbec has dense flavors of dark plum and chocolate layered with oak. An elegant, velvety, long finish rounds off the wine.
The grapes are hand selected from old, single trellised, low-yielding vineyards from the foothills of the Andes Mountains. The Mendoza region experiences mini-quakes that shift layers of sand, clay, and loam with gravel and limestone, providing the vineyards with superb root nutrients and variety. After harvest, the grapes are cool macerated in order to retain fruit characters and color. 50% of the wine is cold fermented while the remainder stays warm and left on skins for two weeks. The Malbec is then oak aged for six months prior to bottling.