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2017 Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Malbec, Mendoza

2017 Nieto Senetiner Don Nicanor Malbec, Mendoza

90 Points - James Suckling
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Intense Argentina Malbec with a deep red hue with remarkable shades of violet. The nose offers aromas of plum and cassis and some mineral notes with well-integrated oak. Elegant, fresh, and delicate with a medium structure and a long finish.

Ratings

90 Points - James Suckling. "A good, all-round style with sturdy tannins and a fresh array of red berries and plums on offer." March 2019

Winemaker Notes

This intense wine has a deep red hue with remarkable shades of violet. The nose offers aromas of plum and cassis and some mineral notes with well-integrated oak. On the palate the wine is elegant, fresh, and delicate with a medium structure and a long finish.

Food Pairing Notes

Grilled or roast red meats, wild game, semi-hard cheeses, and pasta with spicy sauces. 60-65°F serving temperature.

Composition

100% Malbec

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Mendoza
Acid
5.18 g/L
pH
3.65
Aging
12 months in French oak barrels
Fermentation
Grapes are handpicked. Cold maceration and daily pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels.
Alcohol %
15

Vineyard Notes

Luján de Cuyo: 30 years; Uco Valley: 15 years; Shallow, clay loam soil with pebbles