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Mariflor 2014 Malbec

About the Producer
  • For Michel and Dany Rolland, Mariflor is “a Place, a Wine and a Concept” that has materialized through their two decade enchantment with, and immersion in, the country of Argentina. The estate is named after their first-born daughter, Marie (“Marie-Flor”) the suffix meaning “flower” in French.
  • The Mariflor vineyards cover 247 acres, of which 148 acres are so far planted to a variety of grapes: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc as well as Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
  • The winery, “Bodega Rolland” is composed of 54 small thermos-regulated concrete vats, unique in the region, designed under the supervision of a Bordeaux specialist, and equipped to handle grapes by gravity and a battery of wooden tanks.
      About the Wine

      Grown at 3600 feet. This comes from estate vineyards on the uppermost section of the Clos de los Siete vineyard in Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza.

      Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine 
      Varietal: 100% Malbec
      Origin: Argentina | Appellation:  Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza
      Elaboration: Harvested by hand in small picking boxes in the morning at low temperatures. Carefully selected on two sorting belts delivered via gravity to the fermenter without the use of pumps.  Fermented in small concrete tanks for 10 days with manual punch downs, then left on its skin for 4 weeks.
      Conservation: Malolactic fermentation in new and used French oak barrels then aged for fifteen months.
      Winemakers:  Rodolfo Vallebella (Mendoza, Argentina) / Michel Rolland - Winemaker (Pomerol, Bordeaux, France)

      Tasting Notes

      "Attractive, well-defined, espresso-scented bouquet with subtle black cherry and dried violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly edgy tannins. It is tightly coiled, with tarry black fruit and a weighty finish - this needs a year or two to unfurl." Wine Advocate #203.

      Technical Data

      Production: 2000 cases | Alcohol: 14.8% | TA: 5.46 g/l | Residual Sugar: 1.93 g/l | pH: 3.9 

      Press & Points 

      2014 - 90 pts. Wine Advocate
      2013 - 93 pts. James Suckling
      2013 - 92 pts. Wine Enthusiast
      2013 - 91 pts. Wine Advocate
      2013 - 90 pts. Vinous
      2012 - 91 pts. Vinous
      2012 - 91 pts. Wine Advocate

    Mariflor 2014 Malbec