Bodegas El Porvenir - Laborum Malbec
El Porvenir Laborum Malbec is in my opinion one of Argentina's very best Malbecs with many awards to it's name. Pure fruit expression with superb balance and length. The natural sugar level of these grapes from the highest quality winery in the world gives this wine incredible sweet fruit on entry. This is tempered by the oak (14 months in new both French and American). It's super smooth, very well balanced with some vanilla coming through on the finish. If you want to see what all the fuss being made about Malbec is all about, this is the wine to go for!
Just moved onto 2015 which is already drinking superbly.
Varietal Composition Malbec 100%
Aging New French American oak barrels for 14 months.
Vineyards Finca Río Seco: vineyards located at 1.700 mts (5,577 ft) above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Salta.
Structure Back conduction in VSP System. Low yield vines with a production of 7 tons/ hectare. Age of vineyard: 16 years.
Harvest 2nd week of March. By hand in bins of 20 kg.
Fermentation Cold pre-fermentative maceration for 6 days at 4 degrees. Alcoholic fermentation time: 15 days with a controlled temperature between 27 and 29 degrees.
Postfermentative maceration of 30 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Tasting Notes Color: intense red, with violet notes. Bright and expressive.
Aroma: scented and well balanced, with lavender and rosemary and rich, spicy blueberry fruit.
Palate: sweet and harmonic beginning, middle to high structure due to the firm but velvety tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Aging potential: because of its structure, this wine can be stored for 10 years.
|Winery||El Porvenir de los Andes|
|Winery status||Family owned winery|
|Winemaker||Luis Ismet, Maria Pelayo|
|Annual production||22,500 bottles|
|Style||Sweet fruit, intense|
|Sulphite level||Very Low|