Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec (Cafayate) 2017
From high in the Andes surrounding Salta come Piattelli’s Cafayate wines, grown at over 5,890 feet in elevation. The distinctively colorful northwest Argentinian mountains, formed by many geological layers, is the inspiration for Piattelli's labels and their regionally distinct approach to wine-making. The splendor of this area, with its pure water and extreme thermal amplitudes produce grapes that's bursting with flavor. The beautiful grapes harvested here makes them one of the premier grape-growing regions in the world.
Aged 12 months in French & American oak barrels. This shows density & balance. Full-bodied, tight & flavorful.
Variatal: 100% Malbec
Appearance: Intense red colour
Aroma: Lots of fruit & richness; yet is always fresh & lively.
Palate: With lots of blackberries & licorice.
Pairings: Roasted lamb, barbecue, dark chocolate or plum.
Bottle Closure: Cork
>> 95 Points – Decanter Wine Awards 2015
>> 92 Points – James Suckling 2015
>> 91 Points – Wine Spectator 2015