ALBERTI 154 MALBEC 2015
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Lújan de Cuyo, and Uco Valley
Elaboration: Hand harvested, sustainably farmed grapes. Carefully sorted by hand, cluster by cluster. Gravity flow winemaking. Unfined and unfiltered.
Conservation: 30% aged 12 months in French oak. 70% in concrete tanks.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch & Sergio Montiel
Garnet violet color. Aromas of roasted nuts, latte, and dried berries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty, chocolate citrus peel, bacon bits, and earth accented finish with fine chewy tannins. Excellent balance and flavor for a wide range of foods.
Production: 12,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 5.25 g/l | Residual Sugar: 1.96 g/l | pH: 3.8
PRESS & POINTS
2014: 91 Points, Andreas Larsson, THE BLIND TASTING HERE
2014: 90 Points, World Value Wine Challenge - Tastings Magazine, Gold Medal, Best Buy
2012: 91 Points, James Suckling
2012: 91 Points "Best Buy", "Exceptional: - Beverage Tasting Institute
2010: 88 Points, "Excellent Value," - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2010: "Wine Pick of the Week" - Seattle Times