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2015 Los Noques Valle de Uco Estate Bottled Malbec: Mendoza, Argentina


Tasting Notes

Yet another outstanding Mendoza Malbec. This wine shows a beautiful, yet intense violet red color. The nose shows pleasant notes of ripe red and black fruits mixed with jam notes. The palate is rich in complexity, with highlights of ripe fruit and spices; tannins are soft, balanced structure with an elegant and persistent end of mouth.

Winery Details

Los Noques’ vineyards are located in the Valle de Uco, Mendoza, at an altitude of 1,100 meters above the sea level. The soil is calcareous, sandy on the surface and stony in depth. This type of soil, typical of the Gualtallary area where the vineyards are located, has soils of natural low yields and high concentration. The continental climate and the height allows a high temperature range between day and night, which means that the skin of the grapes is widened to protect them, being the skin the main key of the flavors that can be distinguished in their wines.

Their winery was built in 1938, near the village of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, by a visionary winemaker. Unlike other wineries built at that time, their winery was developed in a French style, with small concrete vases, and underground cellars that are 4 meters deep, where the wines mature in barrels and bottles with natural cool and humid weather.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Los Noques

Grape(s): 100% Malbec

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Gualtallary, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Vinification: Sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested and sorted, then undergo a cold maceration process. Fermentation starts in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.

Aging: Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.

% ABV: 14%