Daily Wine 8/1/17:
Viña Alicia – Brote Negro – Luján de Cuyo – 2012
- This wine is 100% Malbec from the Luján de Cuyo region of Mendoza in Argentina.
- Made by the Arizu family, the wine ages in French oak for 16 months.
- Vineyards are around 4,300 feet above sea level and preserves a great freshness in the wine to balance the bolder structural notes.
- The vineyards for Brote Negro, a rare Malbec biotype, are the oldest in Argentina dating back to the 1850’s.
- Brote Negro translates to “black shoot” in reference to the vine once it reaches a very old age.
- Only 230 cases are produced.
- Pair this with beef and lamb.