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Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec 2012

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This is a huge wine; it shows a deep red violet colour with dark fruit aromas, firm structure, full-body and long finish. Excellent with rich spiced dishes, strong cheeses, roast or grilled meats, tuna, salmon, and chocolate. It is encouraged that the bottle should be opened with the wine aerating for at least 30 minutes before serving for maximum enjoyment. 

Grape variety: 100% Malbec

Vineyard: Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza, Argentina

Age of vines: Planted in 1919 and 1956
Altitude: 914 and 1,030 metres above sea level
Time of harvest: Last week of March and April

Harvest Method: Hand harvested, in small plastic boxes of 18kg. To enhance concentration of colour, aroma, and tannins particular to Malbec, yield was strictly limited by green harvesting to 7,500 lbs/acre. Average vineyard production of 8.5 tons per hectare.

Winemaking: Selected grapes from old vines, planted in 1919, with production limited to 8.5 tons per hectare. After rigorous selection, the grapes are fermented at 24°C for 8 days in small, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in their underground cellars for 12 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak and at least 12 months in bottle, in their underground cellar. The movement of the wine from each of the winemaking stages is achieved by gravity-flow, without pumping. 

Winemaker: Mauricio Lorca

Alcohol: 14.0%

Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugar: Less than 1.8 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.4/4.2
Best Served: 16°-18°C
Ageing: 12 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak and at least 12 months in bottle.


Click here for the 375mL bottle (2008 vintage)