Humberto Canale, Seleccion de Familia Malbec 2016

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    Malbec 100%

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    Guillermo Barzi Canale

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Humberto Canale Selección de Familia Malbec 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A benchmark Malbec from Patagonia. Complex nose of lush plum, cured meat, earth, nutmeg and clove. Palate is elegant and warming

Production Notes

The vineyards are in General Roca, Alto Valle del Rio Negro in Patagonia, one of the most southern regions in the world. The climate has a big temperature amplitude, whereby the nights are very cold and days intensely sunny. Another good influence for grape growing is the strong winds coming from the Antarctic, which have a cooling effect as well as keeping the risk of disease very low. The grapes are carefully hand picked for this wine before transportation to the winery in small crates. Hand picked grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in new French and American oak casks for 12 months. After bottling, the wine is aged for a further 6 months at the winery before release.

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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.