Finca Adalgisa 2013 Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo
Item Number: 14934
Sub Region: Lujan de Cuyo
Appellation/AVA: Lujan de Cuyo
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Malbec
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Alluvial, sandy, and loam
Elevation: 3,000 feet
Vineyard Notes: Grapes come from a 6-acre estate vineyard that was planted in 1916. It's located at an altitude of 3,000 feet, and the soil is alluvial, sandy, and loam.
Winemaking Notes: Famed Argentine winemaker Carmello Patti produces Adalgisa's only wine. His specialty focuses on balance and terroir. Grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation occurs for 20 days with native yeast. Wine is aged in first, second, and third use French and American oak barrels for two years and is aged in bottle for an additional year.
Tasting Notes: This 100% Malbec shows notes of blackberries, warm blueberry pancakes, and maraschino cherries while being intensely layered with baking spices of clove, cinnamon, sage, licorice, and cedar. Light hints of orange peel, eucalyptus, white powdered sugar and red velvet cake dance around the core. The wine finishes with integrated earth components of soil, dry crushed leaves, and an animal quality that screams being alive.
About the Estate: Finca Adalgisa is a micro-winery and boutique hotel located in Chacras de Coria (Lujan) Mendoza. The three-hectare estate goes back three generations within the Furlotti family. Adalgisa is considered the smallest winery in Argentina and produces less than 500 cases per year, with only 50 cases available to the United States every year.