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Finca Sophenia `Synthesis` Malbec 2009

Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Producer
Finca Sophenia
Grape(s)
Malbec
Type
Red
Style
Spicy
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Full bodied
Alcohol Content (%)
14.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

The biggest and most important of Argentina`s wine regions, Mendoza includes a wide variety of altitudes and micro-climates to allow a huge range of wine styles. Many early winemakers were of Italian origin and brought with them their native Barbera, Bonarda and Sangiovese. However, it is Malbec, originally from Bordeaux and the south west of France, that has established the most successful presence in Mendoza.

Producer

Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined it allows the winemaker the opportunity to produce wines with utmost expression. Wine consultant Michel Rolland (from Bordeaux) has added his expertise to this project and in the last few years since launch the range of wines have received numerous awards and accolades.

Tasting (Long)

Deep and intense ruby red colour with violet dyes. Intense with great aromatic expressions and concentrated floral notes and black pepper, combined with ripe red fruits like plum and blackberry. Its long ageing in French oak gives elegant smoked notes with tobacco and chocolate. Begins sweet and generous on the palate with a long and elegant finish.

Tasting (Short)

Intense with great aromatic expressions and concentrated floral notes and black pepper, combined with ripe red fruits like plum and blackberry. Ageing in French oak gives elegant smoked notes of tobacco and chocolate, followed by a long and elegant finish.

Food

BBQ cuisine, steak, sausages, rich pork and game dishes. Strong and full flavoured cheeses.

Awards

Best Malbec at Wines of Argentina Wine Awards 2010. Silver IWSC 2011.

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