Vina Amalia 2017 Malbec Reserva
About the Producer
- Originally from Genoa, Italy, the Basso Family has been producing wine since 1922, and in Argentina since 1935. Carlos Basso has been a true pioneer in Uco and is one of the great “gentleman farmers” of the region.
- Since 1996, Basso’s focus has been on two projects: Viña Amalia, the iconic estate in Carrodilla, Uco Valley producing and the “Dos Fincas” (“Two Farms”)
wines, born of two distinct vineyards in Uco.
- The style is fresh and aromatic, with Uco’s floral notes and black fruit showcased to beautiful effect. The value is remarkable considering the impeccable sourcing and boutique scale of production.
- The legacy continues: Carlos’ son Adolfo is now directing all day-to-day efforts at the winery and is cut from the same cloth as his father: a wonderfully talented winemaker, an innovator constantly in pursuit of perfecting his craft as well as a kind & gracious soul.
About the Wine
Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: San Carlos (Altamira), Mendoza
Elaboration: Aged in low toast French oak for 8 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Winemaker: Adolfo Basso
Deep red color with violet tones. Fine, red fruit aromas that blend delicately with oak. On the palate, it is fresh and well balanced with medium tannins.
Flavors of plums, vanilla and tobacco appear from eight months of aging in oak barrels.
Production: 3,000 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 5.3 g/l | Residual Sugar: 1.92 g/l | pH: 3.5
Press & Points
2011 – 95 Points, Decanter Magazine
2010 – 91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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