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Staff Pick

Alpamanta "Natal" Malbec - 2016

Item # 31387 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
$167.52 $150.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Rich and dense Malbec with great intensity and a black fruit, chocolate character. Beautiful, silky, ripe tannins and bright acidity create balance.


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Staff Pick Notes

When three close friends from Austria (Andrej Razumovsky), France (Jeremie Delecourt) and Switzerland (Andre Hoffman) united their forces in 2005, a unique boutique winery was created at the foot of the Andes in Argentina. Alpamanta, which means “Love of Earth” has a mission to create high quality wine using organic and biodynamic practices. This part of the world offers some of the best climate to grow grapes -- dry, warm, and sunny during the day, cool nights, and only 200 mms of annual rainfall. Drinking Malbec for years, I expected a big and aggressive bold wine, but Alpamanta “Natal” Malbec makes me realize that Malbec can also be charming and delicate. The nose is full of plum and Morello cherries, with firm tannin on the palate. This is beautiful, well-balanced, and a pleasant wine to enjoy.

- MB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Argentina

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