Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2017x

Malbec (Cot)x

14%x

75x

Bodega Bressiax

Redx

1339x

Bressia Monteagrelo Malbec 2017, Bodega Bressia

Argentina / Mendoza

Andy's Tasting Notes

A perfect balance of powerful fruit and elegant balance – this is very harmonious and very drinkable!  Pure, intense and poised Malbec.

Walter Bressia and son Walter Jnr, are crafting their own very compelling expressions of the region and these are intensely personal wines. There’s a kind of secrecy to their source, you can visit the vineyards and they are indeed impressive, gnarly old things, beautifully tended, but there is alchemy back at the bodega.

Production notes: The vineyard is 3,083 feet above sea level, and the grapes are grown on 25 year old vines in the Lujan de Cuyo district of Mendoza, close to Walter’s bodega in the rain shadow of the Cordon del Plata.  Unoaked Malbec is blended with 10% of Walter’s own Monteagrelo Malbec which is barrel aged.  Walter bought two new 25,000 litre steel tanks specifically for this project and subsequently somehow  crow-barred them into his bodega. Grapes were harvested by hand. Walter’s aim was to  produce wine that reflects the true essence of his unique terroir, and this is a blend of 5 different  parcels of grapes. Fermentation took place between 25-27°C. 80% of the blend is aged for 18 months  in French and American oak. There was no filtration and no fining.

Price per bottle £14.90

Producer Info

There’s something very special going on down a dusty track in one of the farther-flung out posts of Mendoza. A winemaker for years (‘for other people…’ as he puts it), Walter Bressia has spent decades quietly accruing relationships with growers and has emerged with an eclectic portfolio from six sites that, he believes, represents the very best of the region.

Walter’s fabulous finds have been spun into wines of depth and character. Production isn’t huge but the quality and personality of the wines are.

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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