Latente Malbec Selected Vineyards 2018

  • "A wealth of fine, plush & bold tannins"- 93/100, James Suckling
  • High altitude, hand-harvested Medoza fruit, aged for 8 months on French & American oak.
  • Subtle notes of milk chocolate & juicy plums melt in your mouth.
  • 1 or more bottles
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  • James Suckling
    93 points

Editors notes

High altitude, hand-harvested Medoza fruit, aged for 8 months on French & American oak. Soft but lively fruit forward flavours of strawberry, raspberry and plum build with a naturally zingy acidity. The leather tannins melt in your mouth with subtle hints of chocolate and caramel.


Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Black Fruits
    • Earthy
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Black Fruits
    • Jammy
    • Red Fruits

Food Pairings

  • Game
  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • James Suckling

    "There’s a very fresh array of rich red plums and berries that offer a wealth of fine, plush and bold tannins. The palate is bright, fine and supple with a fresh array of rich and juicy red fruit. Drink or hold."

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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 Bodegas y Viñedos Latente

Bodegas y Viñedos Latente is a small family winery in Rioja founded in 2003 and located in Albelda de Iregua, which makes its wines with grapes exclusively from their own vineyards. They run friendly agriculture with the environment ; without use of herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Thus the optimum state of the raw material guarantees the quality of wines is guaranteed.

The transformation process of the wines are made using precise treatment that implies a meticulous care in each of the parts of the process. The painstaking dedication is the result of a clear commitment to the quality of the wines. The grapes are destemmed passes fermenters in which it is for 15 days macerating subsequently discover and press them.Therefore, our greatest hope is that customers can see the result of laborious effort. The winery has about 17 hectares of vineyard about which produce approximately 115,000 kg of grapes (a small amount compared to other wineries with millions of kilos of grape production).

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