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  • La Mascota Malbec

La Mascota Malbec

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Product Description

La Mascota Malbec is made exclusively from Malbec grapes. Crisp, mineral cherry aromas with a backdrop of dune herbs. On the palate, fresh aromas of black fruits, jam, vanilla and a touch of liquorice framed by gentle oak tannins.

 

  • Brand: Finca La Mascota
  • Description: Dry Red
  • Vintages Available: 2016
  • Country, Region: Argentina, Mendoza
  • Ratings: Wine Enthusiast: 90/100 (2015 Vintage)



About the Producer

Rodolfo Sadler took his first steps at making wine 27 years ago. His decision to become a winemaker was partly influenced by the family's winemaking tradition and their passion for wine. As a little boy, he used to see his grandfather and father engaged in their winemaking tasks and always wished he could one day make his own wines of which to feel proud.

The wines of Mascota Vineyards are the outcome of that dream. They have Rodolfo’s (”Opi”) personal imprint and are a testimony of his life story and the demonstration that when passion and enthusiasm are poured into what one does, dreams will know no boundaries and international recognition will follow.


Grapes

100% Malbec


Vineyard

The vineyards lie at the foot of the Andes Mountains, barely a thousand meters away from the Mendoza River. The vines receive fresh breezes descending from the mountains and blowing along the river, all of which contributes to the generation of wide temperature ranges. The soil is predominantly alluvial, with a clay-loam surface, and rock is found at a depth of 60 cm (23.4 in). And so it is that Finca La Mascota finds itself set in perfect surroundings, and one the most renowned and prestigious wine-growing regions in Mendoza.

The vineyards cover 100 hectares of land, 97 of which are implanted with grapes. The main varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz among the reds; and Chardonnay among the whites. The oldest wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon lot which was planted 41 years ago. The average age of the vineyards is 30 years, ranging from the 5 year-old new blocks to the oldest ones planted in the 70’s.


Vinification

After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 15 months in new French and American oak barrels after which it gets filtered and bottled. 


Ageing

After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 9 months in French and American oak, after which it gets blended, filtered and bottled.


Tasting Notes

La Mascota Malbec has intense purple-red colour with ruby hues. Crisp, mineral cherry aromas are accompanied by complex notes of dune herbs. On the palate, a balanced use of oak is a perfectly complemented by fresh impressions of black fruits, jam and vanilla and a subtle touch of liquorice. Great structure and lingering finish.


Analysis

14% alcohol vol.


Food Suggestions

Although it will match to perfection any grilled or stewed meat dishes, La Mascota Malbec will also pair very well with preparations such as flavourful terrines, Chili con carne, beef burritos and medium-hot lamb curries.

Serving temperature: 17-19°C.


Cellar

It may be cellared for 5-6 years in bottles stored horizontally in cool, dark conditions. La Mascota Malbec is also ready to drink.

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