Mariflor 2015 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: 2015 | 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)
“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.
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
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