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2018 Matias Riccitelli Uco Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

Powerful, chiselled Argentinean Malbec from a pocket of vines planted over rich limestone soils in the Valle de Uco. It's one of Matias Riccitelli's finest cuveés.

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$50.00

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About The Wine

The Uco Valley is home to some of the finest Malbec in the Mendoza region.

Where many local producers treat their best fruit from this pocket of the region to a hefty whack of new oak, Matias is all about the fruit. He wants the fruit to shine.

It's all destemmed, then sent to used barrels, allowing the luscious, velvety flavours and textures that are Malbec's strong suit to let their flag fly.

This is a thumping Malbec that's not swamped in over the top oak. It's made to age gracefully. It's Matias' finest expression of the grape.

About Matias Riccitelli

Matias Riccitelli is a madman in Mendoza.

Young and full of energy, Matias is crafting a range of wines that are challenging many of the preconceptions of the Mendoza region.

His wines are made with a gentle hand and show a more rugged and raw side of the region. That is to say, his wines feel like they were grown, not made. In a sea of over-ripe, over-oaked Mendoza Malbec, they offer a refreshing change of pace.

Matias Riccitelli
Matias Riccitelli
Mendoza, Argentina
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From The Producer

A wine deeply influenced by the environment provided by the Andes Mountains. We select for our label a species of cactus that is native and finds its home in height and unique soil conditions, just like our Malbec, which comes from the calcareous soils of Gualtallary. We vinify it in small concrete vessels with destemmed bunches, using indigenous yeasts at temperatures between 26º and 28ºC for several weeks. Aging continues in used barrels until the next harvest.

Blend : Malbec (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Matias Riccitelli
Matias Riccitelli
Mendoza, Argentina
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One of the wines I've had in resent memory - super easy to drink

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expected more from $50 Au Malbec!

I have been drinking Malbec for over 20 years. The wine has dark red colour, smooth but blunt, it luck that distinctive Malbec taste.

It is way over priced at $50 Au given that 2018 Bodega Colome Estate Malbec is $39 Au which is far superior wine.

For Malbec a $50 Au bottle should outstanding given you can get much better Malbec for around $30 Au.

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