Nico by Luca 2013
WINE OVERVIEW

An iconic 100% old-vine Malbec from the 80-year old Rosas Vineyard in the Uco Valley.

Tasting Notes

Deep, dark color—you could use it in an inkwell! Dense and concentrated but never loses its ability to exude the red and black fruits and spice that are the true expression of Malbec in Mendoza. This is a huge wine that is a blend of old-vine grapes from 2 of Mendoza’s most respected growers, located in two different districts. Only 4 barrels produced. While you certainly could drink this now, it will improve considerably with 3-5 years in the bottle. If you do drink it now, decant a few hours before drinking.

Food Pairing

Try with meats such as beef, pork or chicken. Pairs well with aged cheeses.

Tech Details

The vineyards are located in Uco Valley: Altamira (Paganotto Vineyard) and La Consulta (Rosas Vineyard). The grapes are hand-harvested and aged for 24 months in 33% new French oak (500 liter barrels) and 67% in 2nd use French oak (500 liter barrels).
Varietal Composition:
100% Malbec
Avg Elevation:
3200 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
50 years
Cases Imported:
200
Alcohol:
14.0%
Size:
3/750ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$125
UPC Code:
835603001402