Ruca Malen Terroir Agrelo Petit Verdot 750ml
Intense aromas of fresh plums and cherries are harmoniously balanced by subtle notes of rose and sweet spices and mild hints of caramel, vanilla, and mocha. A full-bodied wine with concentrated fruit flavors, a balanced acidity, and a velvety texture. Sweet tannins linger through the persistent, lengthy finish.
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.