El Rede  bottle

El Rede

Malbec, 2019

Jimena Lopez has been immersed in the world of wine since high school. She trained around the world before bringing her talents home to Mendoza, and believes the best wines are from quality fruit grown on old vines. This smoky Malbec, hand-harvested from 90-year old vines, is a shining example.

Profile

The 2019 El Rede is a classic Argentinian Malbec. This dark ruby wine shows classic Malbec smokiness, accented with notes of cherry, plum, dark chocolate, and leather. This wine was fermented in stainless steel barrels for 7 days. Aging without oak allows the fruity character of the wine to shine through.

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APPEARANCE
Garnet
APPEARANCE
Garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Leather
Smoke
Cherry
Plum

Pairing

Balance richness with more richness and pair the bold rich flavors of this Malbec with your favorite steak or burger.

TASTING TIP

One of the easiest ways to spot Malbec in a blind tasting isn’t by the taste, but by the color. Tilt your glass slightly and look at the very edge of the wine. Do you see how the wine fades to a bright magenta? This quality is unique to Malbec.

More About The Wine

Malbec grapes thrive at high elevations, where the cool climate helps create more acidity. The El Rede Malbec grapes are grown in the acclaimed Mendoza region, on the eastern side of the Andes, where elevation is around 2,500 feet above sea level.

DID YOU KNOW?

Malbec vines introduced to Argentina came from Cahors, in south-central France. Cahors Malbecs taste earthy and spicy, while Argentina’s Malbecs are decidedly fruity.

  • VARIETY
    Malbec
  • VINTAGE
    2019
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Mendoza, Argentina
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • ALCOHOL
    13.5%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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Tasting Notes from Members