Del Mono (Malbec/Syrah)

2018

Del Mono, which means 'From the Monkey', is a blend of 50% Malbec and 50% Syrah. It is made with village fruit from different growers in Tupungato. 1500 cases produced.

 

91 points
"Bright medium red-ruby. Brambly blackberry, dark raspberry, black pepper, mocha and minerals on the nose, plus a touch of reduction. Then rich, broad and almost chocolatey on the palate, offering a fine-grained texture and very good concentration to its sweet, juicy dark berry, pepper and spice flavors. This is a fairly substantial, chocolatey-ripe wine for a Michelini brother (In this case, Matías) but I'm not complaining. Harmonious acidity and salty minerality give this wine early deliciousness but there's no rush to drink it. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and a lingering note of cocoa powder. Malbec and Syrah are hardly a typical blend but I like the results here. A stunning bargain at $12, this wine should enter the U.S. market by the end of September."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, May 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB9073-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Red blend
Farming Type: 
Organic