Alberti 154 Malbec 2014
ABOUT THE WINE
- This Malbec comes from the highest quality viticultural areas around Mendoza. Cool nights refresh grapes and help maintain zesty, fresh fruit aromas. Warm days impart ripe berry flavors and generous soft tannins. This wine is rich and inviting with 12 months of oak aging.
Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine
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