Vinalba Gran Reserva 2018

Bodegas Fabre SA

Vinalba Gran Reserva
2018

$27.05

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13904607
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of product
Still wine
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Region
Mendoza
Subregion
Valle de Uco
Classification
Not applicable
Varietal(s)
Malbec 100 %
Alcohol percentage
14.5%
Colour
Red
Sugar
Dry
Sugar content
1.8 g/l
Closure type
Cork
Aging potential
ready to drink
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About this winery

Hervé Joyaux Fabre, a true visionary, bought old Malbec vines planted in 1908 and made Fabre Montmayou the first "bodega-boutique" in Argentina. Once the Mendoza winery was built, Hervé decided to buy vines and a winery in Rio Negro, Patagonia. The cool climate of this southern region, combined with a unique terroir, allows him to create great wines, in a different style from those produced in Mendoza.

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Winemaking notes

The grapes are harvested throughout April by hand in small 20 kg trays to avoid damage, then meticulously sorted to select the best grapes for this wine. Cold laceration lasts 5 days, followed by fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks at 26-28°C, with 4 pumpings per day and a 20-day maceration period. Aged 100% in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting notes

Deep red color with bright purple tones. A powerful and elegant Malbec with floral aromas of violet, ripe black cherry, licorice and well integrated oak. In the mouth, the wine is deep and rich, perfectly balanced with silky and delicate tannins.