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Matias Riccitelli Malbec-Cabernet Franc Mendoza Riccitelli & Father 2019

$65

An intriguing blend, with floral peppercorn and berry notes paving the way for a palate of prickly acidity, lending olive and orange peel nuances amid ripe plum and berry preserves at the core. Offers enough tannins to chew on without getting in the way of the finish, which adds a hint of thyme. Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2032. 5,001 cases made, 100 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 31, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Malbec

Malbec originated in Southwest France, where it's also known as Côt; it is still the main grape in the area's top appellation, Cahors. It was once a significant blending partner in Bordeaux's reds, but has largely fallen out of favor there. Farther north in France, it has a presence in the Loire Valley. However, Malbec today is most associated with Argentina, where it has become the signature red grape. It's also grown in other New World regions, including Chile and Australia.

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Other Grapes

Cabernet Franc

Region

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$65

Matias Riccitelli Malbec-Cabernet Franc Mendoza Riccitelli & Father 2019

An intriguing blend, with floral peppercorn and berry notes paving the way for a palate of prickly acidity, lending olive and orange peel nuances amid ripe plum and berry preserves at the core. Offers enough tannins to chew on without getting in the way of the finish, which adds a hint of thyme. Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2032. 5,001 cases made, 100 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Oct 31, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Malbec

Malbec originated in Southwest France, where it's also known as Côt; it is still the main grape in the area's top appellation, Cahors. It was once a significant blending partner in Bordeaux's reds, but has largely fallen out of favor there. Farther north in France, it has a presence in the Loire Valley. However, Malbec today is most associated with Argentina, where it has become the signature red grape. It's also grown in other New World regions, including Chile and Australia.

Read More

Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

Other Grapes

Cabernet Franc

Other Grapes

Cabernet Franc

Region

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