Ruca Malen Classic Uco Valley Malbec 750ml
Bursting with aromas of ripe black cherries, plums, and violets, followed by subtle notes of vanilla and caramel, this Malbec is jammy, packed with fresh red fruit flavors. A pleasant acidity is followed by a generous, round finish marked by a subtle hint of sweet oak and firm tannins from aging 6 months in 20% French oak barrels and 80% stainless steel tanks, following vinification in stainless steel.
Hailing from Argentina's premier wine region and home to over half the country's cultivated vines, Ruca Malen embodies the rich history, spirit, and pedigree of Mendoza winemaking.The founders, Jean Pierre Thibaud and Jacques Louis de Montalembert, share familial relations to some of France's foremost winemaking houses. From their time spent together at Chandon Argentina, Thibaud and Montalembert saw the incredible potential of Mendoza as a winemaking region and endeavored to produce wines that drew from their French heritage while uniquely expressing Mendoza's incredible terroir. They recruited enologist Pablo Cfaneo, who's intimate knowledge of Argentinean terroirs and winemaking expertise has led him to be one of the most respected winemakers in Mendoza.Ruca Malen believes that the wines are made in the vineyards; they devote themselves to understanding the terroir. The profound knowledge of the diverse microterroirs along the Andes Mountain Range is evident in every sip. Ruca Malen's vineyard holdings span the Uco Valley, Tupungato, and Lujan de Cuyo, with the vast majority in the Uco Valley.Ruca Malen was the first winery in Argentina to adopt the "tasting menu" concept. Today, the internationally acclaimed winery restaurant is the most successful in the country, where the dishes are specifically prepared to further enhance the wines. Tourists from all over the world flock to Ruca Malen to enjoy the wines of winemaker Pablo Cuneo paired with the authentic, imaginative cuisine of chef Lucas Bustos for a truly Mendozan experience.