Malbec Festivo, Bodegas Monteviejo, Valle De Uco, Argentina 2016
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Family owned – high altitude vineyards – harvested using gravity – 130 hectares
Bodegas Monteviejo, located at the foot of the Andes in the heart of the Uco Valley, is owned by the Péré Vergé family. Having been winemakers in France for generations, they set up their Argentine estate in the 1990s, having fallen in love with the potential of the Mendoza region.
Situated in the village of Vista Flores, the vines range in altitude from 1000m to 1200m above sea level, the overwhelming majority of which are located on northern or eastern facing slopes. This gives the grapes better exposure to the Southern Hemisphere sun, aiding the ripening process.
Bodegas Monteviejo operates a gravity-dependant winemaking system. From harvest to bottling, including ageing which is conducted in oak barrels, the wine is managed without the use of pumps, relying solely on the force of the weight of the grapes themselves.
A red with silky and round texture and lots of dark fruits and hints of walnuts. Chocolate too. Full body, with beautiful fruit. Wonderful quality. Pure Malbec character.