2011 Aluvión Malbec Reserva "Cooper's Pick" - Half Case
Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
Grown in Argentina's premium wine growing region, the Valle de Uco, this is a limited release super-premium single vineyard wine, with just 1,800 bottles (1,350 litres) produced.
The summer of 2011 was very dry with lower than usual maximum temperatures, which allowed for a longer period of ripening. This resulted in grapes with excellent acidity levels and intense fruit expression. Following maceration and fermentation, we matured the wine in a combination of new and second use French oak barrels (Boutes and Saury) for 16 months. We blended 95% Malbec together with 5% Cabernet Franc to round out the intensity and character of the wine. We have aged the wine an additional four years in the bottle to soften the alcohol and provide a smoother finish, realising this wine’s great potential.TASTING NOTES
This wine provides a captivating bouquet of freshly crushed black cherries and plums, which elegantly evolve into a complex combination of plums, wild flowers, and notes of graphite. In the mouth, the wine delivers a profound texture and ample polished tannins, building to a fruit-packed structure laced with violet flowers, tobacco and coffee beans. It is enjoying further maturation as it ages in the bottle.
As with most Malbec wines, we recommend decanting for up to 30 minutes and serving at a temperature of 16-18 degrees Celsius.
Blend: 95% Malbec SP with 5% Cabernet Franc
Production: Limited release - 1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)
Half case = 6 bottles