Humberto Canale, Old Vine Malbec 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Argentina

  • Region:

    Patagonia

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Malbec

  • Grape Blend:

    Malbec 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Guillermo Barzi Canale

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Humberto Canale Old Vine Malbec 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Bright violet red color with a depth and intensity typical of the variety. Aromas of fresh plums and spicy notes that combine with the presence of vanilla and toast which is contributed by its aging in barrel. On the palate it is a wine that highlights its weight, structure and balanced full flavor, with a great persistent finish

Production Notes

The vineayrd is Finca Los Borregos, estate owned vineyards dating from 1969 located in General Roca, Alto Valle de Rio Negro, Patagonia. The end of March sees the beginning of the harvest through to the first week of April. The bunches are carefully harvested by hand and immediately sent to the winery, just 1km from the vineyard. The grapes are received in small containers and a selection of bunches is made. After destemming a pre-fermentative cold maceration is carried out for 48-72 hours, alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of 25deg.C in cement vats of 9000 Lts for 15 days with periodic pumpovers. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging in new French and American oak barrels for a period of 12 months which is then bottled and aged for a further 6 months before being released to market.

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Producer Profile

Agricultural engineer Humberto Canale founded his namesake winery in Patagonia in 1909 and the company has played a pioneering role in southern Argentinian winemaking for more than a century. This is an arid region that relies on irrigation from the Rio Negro to support agriculture. From space, the Black River appears as a green thread of farmland snaking its way through the brown desert. At 39 degrees southern latitude, the vineyards lie in one of the world's most southerly wine regions. It is a cool-climate region that produces wines more delicate than those found in Mendoza. Nearby Antarctica has a strong cooling effect on the climate and the fierce winds of Patagonia keep the vines pest free. Intensely sunny days and chilly nights (diurnal variation in wine geek parlance) allows for slow and consistent ripening of grapes, every vintage. What do these perfect viticultural conditions mean for you? They mean well-balanced, expressive wines that can be offered at an unbeatable value. If you are looking for great wines to pour at a large gathering, or any occasion for that matter, look no further than Humberto Canale.