2019 Barbarians Esperando Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

The wild child of Mendoza Malbec! Concrete fermented, amphora aged - this is natural Malbec at its most fun.


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About The Wine

Matías Michelini is one of the renegades of the Argentinian wine scene.

In a region dominated by conservative winemaking,  Matías is working to push boundaries and promote more experimental, creative wines from the region.

This is Mendoza Malbec, but not as you know it.

Picked from a biodynamic vineyard at 1350m above sea level, this wine is fermented in concrete and aged in terracotta, allowing the pure, sinewy character of the fruit to shine.

When you think of Argentinian Malbec, you think thick, oaky, decadent wines, but this wild child is more athletic and energetic. It's all the more wonderful for it!

About Barbarians

Barbarians is a wine collective of small, new wave wine families based in Mendoza. It was started by the Michelini brothers, Matias and Geraldo.

Each family within the collective shares the same winemaking philosophies - making wines with distinct personality that are all natural, sustainable, well-crafted, high-quality and expressive.

They push the boundaries of what you'd expect from Argentinian wine - and they do it passionately with delicious results.

The other Michelini brother, Geraldo
The other Michelini brother, Geraldo
Mendoza, Argentina
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from limestone soils from a Biodynamic vineyards in Tupungato at 1350m. Wild ferment in concrete pressed off before finishing, followed by extended ageing in amphora. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. A wine that turns what most people think of as Argentinian wine on its head.

< p>The colour is blue black, hinting as something quite different to what it is, this wine is all about the texture created by limestone soils which yield a sinewy backbone with savoury blue fruits sitting on top that unfold and bloom with a little time in the glass. A tight acid line and a depth of flavour without excessive extraction or ripeness, make this a truly exciting, electric wine.

Blend : Malbec (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker, Matias Michelini
Winemaker, Matias Michelini
Mendoza, Argentina

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