2017 Doña Paula Los Cardos Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

2017 Doña Paula Los Cardos Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Price: $8.99

Established in 1997, Doña Paula makes appellation specific wines using 100% estate grown fruit from throughout Argentina. Through sustainable agricultural practices in the vineyards they are able to show the clearest expression of each terroir. Their Malbec comes from the El Alto Vineyard located in Ugarteche, in the southern part of Luján de Cuyo, at 1,050 meters (3,445 feet) above sea level. The soils range from sandy loam to clay loam, with a variable content of stone. After being harvested the grapes are gently crushed and left to soak before, during, and after fermentation to extract as much color and primary aromas as possible. The wine is a deep violet in the glass with intense notes of red fruits, plums, violets, and sweet and savory spices. The finish shows fresh acidity and velvety tannins.