Malbec Terroir Los Miradores 2016

The character and personality of a wine represent the terroir and the hand of men, that have had an influence on that creation. A Malbec that expresses all the characteristics of the terroir of Los Miradores. This red wine is a deep violet color, with a predominance of fruity aromas reminiscent of blackberries and other berries; it also has an elegant characteristic and some spicy trait, very typical from the wines elaborated with grapes from Valle de Uco. It is intense on the palate, with great volume and fruity strength. Its sweet and silky tannins are combined with its frugal and round character that fills the mouth. A very good structure without astringency and balanced acidity that gives freshness and fluidity on the palate. Long, deep and elegant finish.

Terroir: Sourced exclusively from the estate’s Finca Los Miradores, located at an elevation of 1,150 meters in Villa Seca in the Valle de Uco subregion of Mendoza. Continental climate, with a wide range of temperature between day and night, and distinct seasons which contribute to good plant growth.

10 years ago; three separate selections of Malbec from other vineyards within the Bosca estate were planted in the Finca Los Miradores in order to select the best strain to produce this wine. The grapes that obtained the best expression were selected, and after a decade the vines have been settled in their terroir and have achieved a perfect balance to provide grapes of excellent quality. Grapes grown in Finca Los Miradores are biodynamically grown, yields are very low with approximately 1.25 vines producing a single finished bottle.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually in boxes from 18 to 20 kilograms, clusters are selected, then they are destemmed and after that the best grains are chosen. The must is macerated in cold for 5 to 7 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then it is fermented with selected yeast in stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 6,000 liters, with extraction works such as delestage and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, 30% of the wine is aged in new French oak barrels in which malolactic conversion takes place and it is matured for 12 months. Once the ageing is finished, it is blended with the part that has been kept in stainless steel tanks, then it is stabilized, filtered and the final blend is bottled. It is stored in the winery for at least six months before release to the market.

Additional Information

Terroir Los Miradores is a wine that reflects the spirit of a new vineyard. A deep bright violet red wine with notes reminiscent of intense and concentrated aromas, fruits of the forest, spices and fresh herbs. It is voluptuous and consistent in the mouth, with lively tannins and a great grip. It is clean and expressive in the palate, with a strong character, typicity and a finish as persistent as refreshing. A modern red wine with great personality and potential to gain complexity after its ageing process.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Villa Seca, Tunuyan, Uco Valley
  • Winemaker: José Irrera/ Vicente Garzia
  • Sustainability: Sustainable/ Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Silt
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Yield: 35hl/ha
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.87 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/l
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Malbec

Recent Press

  • The Black Dress Traveler Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    Falling in Love (Again) with Malbec from Mendoza -- "...bigger and more intense but impressively balanced and elegant. The grapes were sourced exclusively from Finca Los Miradores, which has an altitude of 1,150 meters. A sexy spiciness adds sass and energy to its flavors of blackberries, violet, espresso, and chocolate."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
    "Bright ruby-red. Pungent aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, minerals and wild herbs. High-pitched and penetrating, conveying serious mineral energy to its savory dark berry, licorice and herb flavors. Sneaky density here, and very 2016 in its energy, definition and thrust, with the longer, cooler growing season resulting in nobler tannins. Lovely saline, soil-driven Malbec with a tightly coiled spring for aging. Finishes firm and long, with enticing mineral and violet lift. (just 30% new French oak, the rest aged in stainless steel)"
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
    7 Rich Malbecs to Beat the Cold -- "Lusciously spiced, with dark cherry, blackberry and dark currant flavors swathed in rich cardamom and mocha accents. The plush finish is long and creamy. Drink now through 2024. 800 cases imported."

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