2011 Tomero Reserva Malbec Mendoza

$27.95
WE91

Classic is as classic does, and this Malbec has style points to spare. Crème de cassis, black cherry, huckleberry reduction and raspberry truffle flavors abound on the lively nose. Takeing a turn for the serious the palate reveals cedar wood and more richly extracted blackberry flavors all wrapped up in graceful, integrated tannins and a finish that just won’t quit.

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Tomero is a winery owned by the Pulenta family, a force in Argentinian winemaking for three generations. This area of the Uco Valley, to the south of Mendoza, is irrigated by a series of deep channels that crisscross the land. Many years ago, the "Tomero" was the worker responsible for opening and closing the gates to these irrigation channels carrying water down from the Andes.

Vines in this region face harsh winters and warm summers with mild days and very cold nights. The vines are planted in a rocky, sandy loam with medium to low fertility, and good drainage.

Alejandro Canovas is the winemaker at Tomero, and he also oversees enology at the Pulentas' other estates, such as Vistalba. Tomero makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Noir.

Varietal:
Malbec
Winemaker:
Alejandro Canovas
Vintage:
2011
Aging:
15 months
Oak Treatment:
100% new French Oak
Country of Origin:
Argentina
Appellation:
Mendoza
Vineyard:
Finca Don Antonio
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Malbec
Alcohol %:
15.0%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
91
SKU #:
1WTOM11IR3R