You know the saying “Behind every successful man, there’s a woman.” Well this Patagonian Malbec is just that woman behind the successful Mendoza Malbec.
Coming from one of the southern-most wineries in the world, I love this winery as it also manages other vineyards owned by wine growers in the community -in order to create a micro-economy and to protect the old vines that might otherwise be ripped up to be used for other, more profitable, activities.
The ethos in the vineyards and in the winery is minimal intervention. No sulphites are added, yeasts found naturally on the grapes are used and grapes are produced organically and bio-dynamically.
A smooth wine and not as grunty as a Mendoza Malbec, as the cooler climate in Patagonia means fresher acidity and a softer, silkier style with lesser tannins.
Red berries, violets, cherry, cacao nibs wit hints of red wood . A supple, approachable wine even in its youth - my favourite wine when I'm indulging in short ribs at El Humero and a firm favourite in my own cellar.