Produced in the Medoza region of Argentina, known for its award-winning Malbec wines, this single-vineyard Malbec is produced with meticulous care by the Pizzella family.
Vineyard: Pizzella family vineyard located in Altamira in the Uco Valley.
Orientation: The vineyard is at an elevation of 3,050 feet.
Soil: Lime rich soils with lots of gravel.
Viticulture: The family is meticulous when it comes to maintaining their vines. Balance is there goal from pruning to irrigation. The vines are all ungrafted and with an average age of 11 years. Harvest is done by hand.
Vinification: Fermentation is done is stainless steel. No fining or filtration.
Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels: 25% are new and 75% are 1 year used.
Nice bitter-chocolate and smoky notes, as well as lots of forest berries, make this generous and well structured malbec a rather complex wine. But the supple tannins are already so well integrated that you can enjoy it right away. - James Suckling 93 Points
My favorite of the Malbecs in 2018 is the 2018 Pizzella Malbec, which is aromatic, floral, varietal and harmonious. It's clean and juicy, with almost unnoticeable tannins and a velvety texture. - Robert Parker 91 Points
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