2011 Chakana Malbec Estate Selection

Year: 2011
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Advocate: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"The 2011 Chakana Estate Selection Malbec comes from Uco and Lujan de Cuyo and is aged for 12 months in French oak (30% new). Tasted twice, it has a delightful bouquet with crisp red cherry, strawberry and vanilla scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins and crisp acidity. It is harmonious and focused, with caressing vibrant red berry fruit on the bright, classy finish. This is a sophisticated Malbec: feminine and seductive. Drink now-2018. " (WA)

Winery Notes:
100% Malbec

Manual harvest

Age of the vines: 7 years

4 days maceration on skins in temperature controlled steel vats; 14 days fermentation with selected yeasts at 27°C

Aged in new and 1 year old French oak Barrels for 18 months.

Plum, brambly berries, spices and an iris/violet note are apparent on the nose. Intense fruity flavors with velvety tannins.

Excellent with roasted meats, duck, salad, pasta, pizza.