Pizzella Malbec 2015
WINE OVERVIEW

‘Enjoy the simpler times’ in La Consulta, Uco Valley with the Pizzella family and their rich Malbec full of dark fruit and spice.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful red and purple color with aromas of black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and baker’s spice. On the palate, the wine shows dense, dark berry and plum flavors along with hints of sandalwood and spice, and even a hint of violets in the finish. This is a full-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life and born to be enjoyed with food and friends.

Food Pairing

It goes great with many foods, especially meat and barbeque. Unique recipe ideas include: Grilled Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Quail with Quinoa, Currant and Pine Nut Pilaf, or Wild Boar, Sage and Dried Cherry Risotto.

Tech Details

The 2014 Pizzella Malbec is sourced from Altamira in the La Consulta region of the Uco Valley. This single vineyard Malbec is aged for 12 months. 20% is aged in new French oak barrels, 60% in 2nd and 3rd use French and American oak, and 20% unoaked. The soil contains sandy loam, sand, silt, and clay with 20% stones covered by limestone.
Varietal Composition:
100% Malbec
Avg Elevation:
3600 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
15 years
Cases Imported:
14,800
Alcohol:
13.5%
Size:
12/750ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$18
UPC Code:
835603001310