Terrazas De Los Andes Grand Malbec 2017
1 or more bottles$75.00
Totally opaque black dark red core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Lifted aromas of violets, ripe dark cherries, hints of blueberry and liquorice merge into elements of dried herbs, lightly scorched vanillin cedar and spice. Medium bodied ripe dark cherry flavours laced with dried herbs and scorched cedar overlay a spicy finish. Sturdy, slightly dryish tannins with an aftertaste of dark cherries infused with dried herbs, scorched earth and spice.
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"This expression of Malbec is a blend of fruit from Luján de Cuyo and two vineyards in the Uco Valley, ranging from 1,070m to 1,200m above sea level. The altitude imparts a freshness to the palate, which is preceded by complex and harmonious aromatics: smoothly seductive black fruit with a floral edge and mocha hints. The layered palate has deep black fruit laced with gentle spice and leather notes, framed by fine but firm tannins. This will age: 'Good today - amazing tomorrow,' says winemaker Hervé Birnie-Scott. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030"
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The wine industry in Argentina has had one of the fastest growth rates in the wine world and now claims to be the fifth largest wine producer in the world. Much like certain aspects of Argentine cuisine, the wine industry too has its roots in Spain. Vine cuttings were brought to Santiago del Estero in the 1600s. Up until the 1980s, Argentina was known for producing more 'quantity' wine over 'quality' wine, but that has changed with winemakers across the board lifting their game. There is no doubt that Malbec is the grape on which Argentina's international reputation as a wine-producing nation is founded. Whilst it is a difficult grape to grow, the climate and conditions around Mendoza and in particular the Uco Valley is ideally suited to producing world-class wine. The most popular varieties planted out in Argentina would be Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Tempranillo.
Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country's annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentration and intensity.
The province lies on the western edge of Argentina, across the Andes Mountains from Chile. While the province is large (it covers a similar area to the state of New York), its viticultural land is clustered mainly in the northern part, just south of Mendoza City. Here, the regions of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and the Uco Valley are home to some of the biggest names in Argentinian wine.
This soil in this region is alluvial with rocky subsoil. It possesses sediments of sand, silt and clay. Its little organic matter restraints the grapevine’s growth and this results in excellent quality grapes suitable for winemaking. Malbec wines from this area hold outstanding features; red and violet tones with great intensity.
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About the brand Terrazas de los Andes
Argentina’s long-standing excellence in wine production is undeniable: as a winemaking country, Argentina enjoys the possibility of cultivating quality vineyards across the whole country.
Mendoza and Salta are among the leading wine provinces in the country. Mendoza is regarded as the leader of the vast majority of wine production, and Salta is home to some of the world’s highest elevated vineyards.
To be brief, our uniqueness is shaped by three special features: The high-altitude at which we plant our vines, The unique land on which we live and The rich and diverse culture we inherited.
Surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes, our vineyards are located in the heart of Mendoza’s Luján de Cuyo and Uco Valley. Our wine is the story of our bond with the land, and the orchestration of extreme forces of nature to create a unique harmony.