Origin: Bodegas Finca Las Moras, Cuyo, Argentina
Taste guide: Medium/Full bodied, black fruits, hints of Mocha, ripe tannins, oaked
75cl - 13.5% - cork closure
Finca las Moras was founded in 1992 in San Juan, Argentina’s second largest wine region. Years of research, trials and passionate work have led it to become the first premium quality winery of San Juan. Recognized because of its high-quality wines and innovative spirit, Finca Las Moras exports to more than 43 countries worldwide.
The grapes for this wine came from 12-year-old vineyards at 1,350 metres located in the cooler Pedernal Valley in the sub-region of Cuyo. Here there is an almost desert climate and the lower temperature range helps obtain wines rich in colour and aromatic flavours.
Grapes were harvested by hand at optimum maturity, before destemming and gentle pneumatic pressing. Traditional vinification with long maceration was undertaken followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The resultant wine was clarified naturally by decantation then matured for 15 months in new French oak barrels. Following bottling the wines was allowed to develop for another 8 months in bottle before release.
This is a superb, mature, oak aged Malbec of considerable quality. It has an intense violet colour with bright hues. On the nose and the palate this wine has an excellent balance between fruit and wood, with notes of ripe plum, roasted coffee and chocolate. It is superbly balanced, has good structure and delightful soft tannins.
The winery advises an ageing potential of up to 8 years, so is drinking perfectly now and will do so up to 2026.
Obviously ideally matched with red meats - steaks, roasts and grills - also the perfect complement to hard cheeses.
Sells for prices up to £11.00 - Binendwines' price is just £7.95.