LE 22 Deposit Malbec Bonarda Syrah - Mendoza, Argentina
Price: 149.99 (139.99 due at pick up). Available in mid February.
Malbec Bonarda Syrah - with grape skins
Malbec leads the way providing structure and black fruit. Bonarda builds on juicy fruit flavours and soft tannin, while Syrah lends spice. This exciting blend shows black cherry and raspberry aromas with hints of clove. A rich, full bodied dry red with bright red fruit and ripe dark berry, backed by soft spice, vanilla and dark chocolate notes.
Sitting at the foot of the Andes and an average of 900 metres above sea level, Mendoza boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world. Altitude is key to Mendoza’s quality; the hot, semi-arid climate gives the grapes the sun and heat they need to fully ripen, while the cool mountain nights drastically slow ripening thereby preserving acidity. The dry, rocky mountain soils force the vines to work harder for nutrients, producing smaller, more concentrated grapes.
Food pairing: Gourmet burger, pulled pork, rib eye steak, BBQ chicken pizza
Type: Red | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak: Heavy | ABV: 13%
Yield: 23 Litres (30 bottles) | Completed: 6 weeks