Dedalus Wine

La Puerta Alta – Captivating Malbec

Posted by Abby on Tue January 03, 2012

Get ready to be seduced by this wine. I know Malbec isn’t necessarily the sexiest of grapes. Stacked up against delicate Pinot Noir or perfumed Grenache, it seems a little pedestrian, but I assure you, this wine will captivate you.

La Puerta Alta Malbec is hand harvested to preserve the integrity of the grapes. Then the new wine is blended 50/50 with wine that has been aged 6 months in American & French oak.

When you pour your first glass and inhale deeply, you get a wave of exotic spices, plump blackberry, and a touch of mint.

The palate is mouthfilling, lush, and dark. Flavors are of inky black fruit and loads of brown spice with a perfectly medium finish that is reminiscent of freshly brewed coffee.

Located alongside olive groves in a 375 acre area owned and operated by Valle de La Puerta, the vineyards are located in the Famatina Valley. The Famatina Valley Region is situated in the north west of the Province of La Rioja, in Argentina. It´s an 80km long desert valley with mountain ranges on each side: the Velasco and the Famatina. It’s a sparsely populated environment with a unique micro-climate. It gets great exposure to sunshine with warm days and very cool nights. An abundance of water deep below the surface ensures that water is available when needed.

This wine is absolutely killer with Moroccan spiced lamb chops over cous cous with a salad of mixed greens with a fig and yogurt dressing.

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