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2008 – Roberto Bonfanti Malbec Gran Reserva Alpha

2008 – Roberto Bonfanti Malbec Gran Reserva Alpha

$46.90

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This wine is 100% Malbec sourced from 85 year old vines which was aged for 24 months in French barriques. Alcohol 15.3%. The color was a medium grapey garnet. The light nose was thinner with a touch of tropical greenhouse aromas. Extremely popular, Argentinian Malbec is an inky, medium-bodied, dry red wine with strong impressions of dark fruits on the nose and palate. This wine tends to have mellower tannins than its French counterpart.

Familia Bonfanti is a boutique micro-winery located in the Perdriel sub-region of the Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. The estate dates back to 1915 when the grandfather planted the first vineyard to Malbec. In 2005 the family completed it’s state of the art micro winery located on the property. The winery owns two small vineyards; one in Perdriel, Lujan de Cuyo, planted to Malbec, and the other in Barrancas, Maipu planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. A small, family run business; Roberto, the father, manages the vineyard; Sebastian, one of the sons is the winemaker; and Alejandro, the other son, runs the business side. Situated on a beautiful property with olive trees intermingled in the vineyards and views of the Andes to one side. Everything is done by hand, from harvest to bottling, on the estate.

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