2016 Belhara Estate Malbec Single Vineyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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Winery Notes:
Belhara Estate is a family winery nestled in the Uco Valley Mendoza of Argentina, The estate is comprised of 3 estate vineyards with altitude between 1100 and 1400 meters. Belhara Estate focuses on crafting artisanal red blends and single vineyard wines with their 180 hectares of planted vineyards. Stephen Huse, owner and Director of Winemaking received his formal training at the University of Bordeaux obtaining a Diploma of Enology as well as a Master of Science in Winemaking & Viticulture. He assumed winemaking position in winery such as Chateau Margaux and Mouton Rothschild, followed in Napa Valley at Harlan Estate and Merryvale Vineyards.

Opaque inky purple core with reflections of carbon

Smoky and saturated with black fruit; cassis and dark cherries

Opulent flavours of blueberry and blackberry are complemented by notes of roasted coffee and cinnamon.

Grapes were hand harvested in selected blocks in April. Alcoholic fermentation and extended maceration on skins took place for 30 days in open-top barrels with manual punch downs for better extraction and a lush and broad mouthfeel. The wine was then aged in 100% new French oak barrels (Mercurey Tonnellerie) for 18 months with gentle racking, before bottling unfiltered.