Tuesday, 26 March 2013

TN : Raffy Malbec Réserve 2010, Bodega Raffy, Tupungato Valley, Mendoza, Argenina

Bodega Raffy is an argentinean limited company, founded in 2007 by a frenchman, Jean-Louis Raffy, who also is its Manager. The bodega and its vineyard are adjacent to the Andes Moutain Range, in the province of Mendoza, at 3500 feet altitude, just below the Tupungato Volcano which gives its name to the Valley and the village. 

All the grapes for this wine came from a specific parcel, from vines over 50 years old, right next to Bodega Raffy's maturing cellars. All of the grapes were hand-picked. The grapes were harvested slightly overripe. After an alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent a 15% saignéeand a post fermentation maceration of two whole weeks. Malolactic fermentation was entirely carried out during the twelve-month period that the wine spend in French oak barrels; of which 18% was new French oak. 8,700 bottles of this Cuvée Réserve were produced.

This wine was imported by JPC Wines AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Spicy, blueberry, toast, oak, blackberry, lavender, herbs

Taste : Toast, sweet blueberries, blackberries, milk chocolate, liqourice on long finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 179 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95340

Mark : B

Website : Bodega Raffy

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