SuperUco Granito Tupungato Malbec

2017

This 100% Malbec is hand-harvested from a single vineyard in the Gualtallary sub-region of the Uco Valley. The vineyard was planted in 2008 and is situated at 4,600 feet above sea level. The wine is aged in amphora for 30 days, then in 3-6 year old barrels for 18 months.

Full-bodied and deep in color, this is a Malbec of the mountains: ripe fruit, but with the structure to pair well with heartier foods: meaty stews with herbs and tomatoes would be ideal.

 

 

 

94+ points
"There are still some issues with the name Gualtallary, although in theory, the brand has been freed, so their wine from Gualtallary is still labeled as 2017 Calcáreo de Granito de Tupungato. Whatever the name, the nose is really impressive for a warmer year with low yields, when the natural tendency was to produce more powerful and concentrated aromas. It was harvested earlier than ever (before the 15th of March), and the nose is a tantalizing combination of wild flowers and blood orange, clean, insinuating, perfumed, really attractive. The wine is powerful but very balanced, focused, sharp and vertical, with very chalky tannins and a sensation of austerity and wilderness that represents the landscape of Gualtallary. Really impressive. 6,485 bottles were produced, as they are growing according to sales, and they have some three hectares in this plot in Tupungato Winelands."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, October 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB9025-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Malbec
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic