Leticia Malbec del Valle

From Finca Mangato vines in El Paral, Tupungato at 1,200 metres above sea level, planted on shallow sandy-loam soils, this lovely, compact Malbec is co-fermented with 8% Syrah, and this partly explains its lively, fresh character. It is dark and inky in the glass as one would expect, with charming notes of wild cherry, plum and blackberry on the nose. In the mouth the structure is tidy and precise with perfectly integrated tannins and a delicious, long finish reminiscent of those same dark fruits. 30% of the wine is aged in second use French oak barrels for 6 months. A lovely entry point into a range full of stars. Leticia, meaning Joy in Latin, is the name of one of Estela Perinetti’s daughters; a fitting tribute to a wine so close to the winemaker’s heart.

Product Number: 14
Wine Producer: Las Estelas
Vintage: 2021
Region / Appellation: Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): 16.15
Is this wine new to the UK?: Yes