Monteagrelo Malbec is sourced from vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo at an altitude of 3083 feet above sea level. Pure and powerful, yet elegant and aromatic, this is a deeply compelling Malbec. It exhibits beautiful bright violet aromas, ripe black fruits and hints of iodine. Plum and cherry fruit aromas combine with leather and spice notes and hints of violets. The rich plum, cherry, sweet spice, liquorice and violet aromas on the nose are reflected on the palate, along with layers of mineral, fruit and savoury notes, with balanced acidity to deliver a long finish. Very moreish!
Grapes were harvested by hand. Walter Bressia's aim was to produce wine that reflects the true essence of his unique terroir, and this is a blend of 5 different parcels of grapes.
Fermentation took place between 25-27°C. 80% of the blend is aged for 12 months in French and American oak. There was no filtration and no fining.
Food match The perfect match with bloody steak, rolled lamb and even a classic Lancashire Hotpot...
Walter Bressia and son Walter Jnr, are crafting their own very compelling expressions of the region and these are intensely personal wines. There’s a kind of secrecy to their source, you can visit the vineyards and they are indeed impressive, gnarly old things, beautifully tended, but there is alchemy back at the bodega. Walter’s fabulous finds have been spun into wines of depth and character. Production isn't huge but the quality and personality of the wines are.