Intense deep violet color; clean aromas of black, acid, forest berries and pencil lead, with graphite, black cherry, mocha and spices notes. Up to now, it is probably the "best" and one of the most structured versions of Dona Paula's icon Malbec, keeping intact its elegance, finesse and multilayered expression.
Pure on the nose, with pop. Aromas of black cherry are tight and smoky, with minerality. Flavors of cola and berry fruits are on the money, and the feel is firm, deep and layered; drink through 2014.
Dona Paula's 2007 Seleccion de Bodega Malbec is a glass-staining opaque purple. It was fermented with native yeasts and aged in new French oak for 24 months. The nose reveals an aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense, layered, and full-bodied, it has enough structure to evolve for 4-6 years, and a lengthy, pure finish. It will offer prime drinking from 2014 to 2022.
Located in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Argentina, Dona Paula is an estate winery, producing wines from Dona Paula's own vineyards in the winegrowing regions of Mendoza. Dona Paula's history began in 1990, when a period of exhaustive research on the different Argentinean terroirs and their potential to fully express each varietal began. Dona Paula acquired its first vineyard in 1997 in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, a region in the foothills of the... View More