Malbec

Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2020

  • 2020
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Malbec
Grapes
Malbec
Winery
Matias Riccitelli
Region
Mendoza
Country
Argentina
92 AVG
Cellar for up to 7 years. No need to decant before serving.

Matias’ father, Jorge Riccitelli, worked for the famous Bodegas Norton as chief winemaker and is one of Argentina’s most famous enologists. So it was little surprise that Matias would want to follow in his father’s footsteps. In 2009 Matias founded his own winery in Lujan de Cuyo with 20 hectares of prime vineyards set at an altitude of 980 to 1120 metres above sea level. This unusual bottling was inspired by Matias’ family history and the wealth of knowledge and understanding he learned from his father. Half of the grapes are sourced from vineyards in Pedriel and the remainder from the high altitude Uco Valley with all of the fruit carefully harvested by hand to maintain quality. Once in the vineyard the grapes are sorted and vinified in neutral tanks. The young wine then spends 12 months ageing in French oak barrels before bottling.

Wild blackberries, damsons and plums leap out of the glass along with hints of toasted oak, sweet spice and vanilla from the oak ageing. The first sip reveals a luscious full body and silky smooth texture along with ripe tannins and a well-developed structure. A great wine to drink with charcuterie, aged cheeses, tomato-based pasta dishes and red meats.
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Cellar for up to 7 years. No need to decant before serving.

Matias’ father, Jorge Riccitelli, worked for the famous Bodegas Norton as chief winemaker and is one of Argentina’s most famous enologists. So it was little surprise that Matias would want to follow in his father’s footsteps. In 2009 Matias founded his own winery in Lujan de Cuyo with 20 hectares of prime vineyards set at an altitude of 980 to 1120 metres above sea level. This unusual bottling was inspired by Matias’ family history and the wealth of knowledge and understanding he learned from his father. Half of the grapes are sourced from vineyards in Pedriel and the remainder from the high altitude Uco Valley with all of the fruit carefully harvested by hand to maintain quality. Once in the vineyard the grapes are sorted and vinified in neutral tanks. The young wine then spends 12 months ageing in French oak barrels before bottling.

Wild blackberries, damsons and plums leap out of the glass along with hints of toasted oak, sweet spice and vanilla from the oak ageing. The first sip reveals a luscious full body and silky smooth texture along with ripe tannins and a well-developed structure. A great wine to drink with charcuterie, aged cheeses, tomato-based pasta dishes and red meats.
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