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L10 Premium Malbec 2018 Details

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L10 Premium Malbec 2018

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$29.99 per Bottle
 


**Available in 6 pack case

Tasting Notes

A deep red-violet color shows the wine’s youth, with long “legs” running down the glass. Valentin Bianchi’s LEO Premium Malbec has fruity aromas of ripe plums and cherry jam and soft sensations of vanilla and tobacco from the French and American oak aging. The palate follows the nose, with spicy notes and firm structure of sweet tannins, which harmonize smoothly with this strong-bodied wine. It has an intense and voluptuous finish.

Winemaker Notes

The L10 Premium Malbec grapes come from 3 different vineyards. The Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Ram Caída, Finca Asti in Las Paredes district, and Finca Constanza in Cuadro Benegas district. The soils have alluvial origin. The grapes were hand-picked. Cold maceration at 46.4° F for 3-4 days. 100% of the volume goes through maloactic fermentation with indigenous bacteria. Fermentation temperature starts at 86° F and works down to 80.6° F. Half of the wine spent 8 months in French Oak. The remaining 50% was left in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for 8 months. The wine subsequently spent 4 months in the bottle.

Pairings

This wine is ideal to serve with a large variety of foods, especially with meat and hard cheeses.

Other Notes

This label is a collaboration between Valentin Bianchi and Argentine soccer superstar Leo Messi’s Charity Foundation. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of Leo wines will go to the Foundation, which focuses on health care and educational development of socially-disadvantaged children.

Ratings

2011: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2014
2011: 90 Pts - Vinous, Mar. 2014

Wine Profile

Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Malbec
Appellation San Rafael
Acid 5.18 G/L
PH 3.74
Residual Sugar 2.65 G/L
Alcohol % 13.6%
Size 750 ml