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Mapema Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina
  • ST 89
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Winemaker Notes

Intense purple color with shades of violet. Heady aromas of kirsch, cocoa, mint and exotic woods make you want to keep inhaling deeply. Red & black cherry flavors coat the palate, and the oak tannins frame the intense fruit flavors. Best with meats such as pork (grilled or roasted loin), grilled hamburgers or steaks, and lamb prepared any way you like.

Critical Acclaim

ST 89
International Wine Cellar

Deep ruby-red. Slightly candied berries, licorice and mint, lifted by a floral note. Very ripe, even a bit roasted, yet not overly sweet, with good density to the flavors of currant, chocolate, tobacco and herbs. Finishes with sweet tannins and broad flavors of black licorice and spice.

Mapema, , South America
We hear a lot about terroir and soils, but there is no substitute for a great team in winemaking, from the guys who prune to those who clean the barrels. Mariano di Paola has known this for decades, and as one of Mendoza's "Deans of Winemaking", he has built a long history of collaboration.

If you've met Mariano, you know that his greeting is like a big bear hug. If you work for him, you... View More