Escorihuela 1884 Single Vineyard Organic Malbec 2018 750mL Wine Advocate: 93 Points, Vinous Media: 92 Points
Spectacular organic and biodynamic Malbec, suitable for Vegans
Deep violet red with highlights in the same tone. Brilliant and agile in the glass. Fruit forward with earthy notes. Displays aromas of black and red fruits such as plums, black cherries, blueberries and blackberries. Such aromas are followed by notes of violets, aromatic herbs, thyme and Rosemary, with balsamic hints that define the character and complexity of High altitude, cool climate Malbecs. Light and pleasant mouthfeel with tasty and refreshing mid palate and vibrant acidity. Mid bodied with juicy tannins that provide strength and long finish. Fruity and spicy aftertaste with earthy tones. A red that is true to its origin, excellent to pair with red grilled meats, offal, hard cheeses and cold cuts.
VINEYARDS: The grapes comes from Finca El Cepillo, located in Uco Valley. His alluvial origin, it goes from the deepest sandy-loam to the poor and rocky, rich in calcium carbonate (better known as "caliche"), both places with good drainage and average to poor fertility.
WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested at the end of March, fermented for 14 days at max temperature of 25o Celsius with natural yeast. Aged for 8 months in stainless steal tanks, and 8 months of bottle aging. No oak.
Wine Advocate: 93 Points
Their only organically certified wine is the 2018 Organic Vineyard Malbec, despite having all their 60+ hectares of productive vineyards in Valle de Uco certified organic and biodynamic by Demeter. This comes from that vineyard in Los Indios. It's an explosion of violets and thyme with round tannins and pungent flavors, really delicious. It's bottled unoaked after eight months in stainless steel with lees and untouched. 17,000 bottles produced.
Vinous Media: 92 Points
A Malbec from Pampa El Cepillo, the brand new GI to the south of the Uco Valley, made with organically grown grapes. The wine is an expression of the terroir: bright purple in color, presenting a frisky, expressive nose that offers intense aromas with hints of herb, pine and thyme over a bed of sweet and sour cherry. Relaxed in the mouth with juicy tannins and a medium volume; the elegant freshness enriches the flavorsome finish. A modern style for Argentina, but in all a very seductive Malbec.