The Mendoza Wine Selection includes the following three wines:
Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina
100% Malbec. 12 months in 85% French oak and 15% American oak
Coming from one of the premier regions for producing top-grade Malbec, this rich wine with spices and a touch of leather embraces flavour profiles of plum, blackberry and red fruits, with notes of vanilla, lavender and mocha.
The wine goes through a process of cold maceration over a 5-day period at 10°C. It then goes through fermentation for 16 days and this is then followed by a 10-day post-fermentation process.
Exclusively provided to us by Catena Zapata.
Casa Boher Extra Brut, Mendoza, Argentina
70% Pinot Noir 30% Chardonnay.
18 months in bottle on the lees.
This wine has a delicate salmon pink colour. Lovely aromas of wild raspberry and shortbread on the nose. The delicate bready notes are balanced with citrus, peach and red fruit characters.
Familia Zuccardi Malamado Fortified Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina
100% Malbec. First fortified Malbec from Argentina.
Rich and ripe, well-balanced, soft, silky and not too sweet. This is a wonderful dessert wine that goes exceptionally well with chocolate.
On the nose you have delicate notes of dried fruit, almonds, chestnuts and walnuts, combined with notes of prunes, figs, quince and cinnamon.
It pairs beautifully with chocolate, red berries, blue cheese and pâté.