A Gran Reserva Malbec from the most awarded winery in its price point at $20? Need we say more!
Herve Joyeaux Fabre left his home in Bordeaux in the late 80's in pursuit of affordable vineyard land. De discovered Mendoza and set out to produce great Old World style wines that over-deliver on price. After 30 years he has established himself as just that. These are some of the most awarded wines in this price category. This Gran Reserva is a barrel selection of the best barrels and is left to age for a year longer than the Reserva.
With constant care and personal style – essential elements for great quality – Fabre Montmayou combines modern winemaking, Argentina’s terroir and the Bordeaux “savoir-faire” to produce wines of unique personality.
Vineyard Location: Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
Age of Vineyard: Over 50 years old GRAPES 100 % Malbec YIELD 35 hl/ ha Deleafing and green picking is performed in December. Harvest is realized manually in small trays of 20 kg in order not to damage the grapes. Double selection is performed: first selection of bunches and a second selection grape by grape.
Fermentation: Cold maceration carried out at 10ºC - 12ºC for 5 days prior to fermentation which is carried out at a controlled temperature of 28°C. 4 pump-overs per day and a long maceration period of 25 days. AGEING 100 % exclusively in French oak barrels for 12 months. Followed by 12 months in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Red colour with shiny violet tones. Very complex and elegant bouquet. Plenty of wild red fruits like blackberries and cherries, liquorish and delicate hints of flowers. On the palate, the wine shows a remarkable balance with very elegant, delicate and silky tannins. Great combined with red meats, games, rich cheeses and chocolate.
Fabre Montmayou Malbec Gran Reserva 2016 [Mendoza, Argentina]
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