Daily Wine 8/1/2017

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Bold, complex, decadent, and rich in spices.

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.

 

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