Alsón Malbec, DO La Mancha, Hacienda Albae, 2015

Alsón Malbec, DO La Mancha, Hacienda Albae, 2015

Lot: 1256 Supplier: SPANISH PALATE Country/Region: Spain/La Mancha Major Grape: Malbec

I don't recall ever having tasted a Spanish Malbec before. Quick research confirms that it is a rare occurrence, with a total of only 120 hectares planted in the country. Bodegas Hacienda Albae is one of only two producers to bottle a 100% Malbec wine. Alsón 2015 has intense aromas of forest fruits, herbs, raspberries and fresh grass. It is mellow and supple, with red fruit and damson jam flavours. The Carpintero family chose to plant Malbec in La Mancha due to its ability to retain acidity in hot climates and planted approximately 10 hectares to Malbec in 2012. The vines, located at 700 metres on gravelly, sandy and limestone soils are trellised and farmed organically. Grapes were harvested at night, fermented and then matured for six months with new French oak.

Red
Red
Drink this Year
Drink this Year
Medium Oak
Medium Oak
No Concentration
No Concentration
Maturity
8
Drinkability
9
Sweetness
0

$108.00 Case: 6 bottles Size: 750ml Price per bottle: $18.00

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