2018 Chakana Winery 'Nuna' Malbec Lujan de Cujo Mendoza

$13.95

The grapes for the Chakana Nuna Estate Organic Malbec are from vineyards with mainly loam soils, with some sand and gravels, located at an altitude of 960m. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo a 48 hour cold-soaking prior to fermentation. There is also 100% malolactic fermentation and the wine is aged in a combination of oak barrels and concrete vats for 8 months prior to bottling.

Varietal:
Malbec
Winemaker:
Gabriel Bloise
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
10 months
Oak Treatment:
used French oak barrels
Appellation:
Mendoza
Alcohol %:
14.0%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
83
SKU #:
1040255
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE83

Wine Enthusiast

Blackberry and dark plum aromas offer a hint of licorice, while this is outright acidic and scouring in feel. Tart black plum and wild berry flavors are short and borderline sour on a linear finish.