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Vistalba Corte C Malbec Cabernet Sauvignontext
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Vistalba Corte C Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Vistalba District, Luján de Cuyo, Northern Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaBodega Vistalba was opened in 2002 in Luján de Cuyo. Its raison d'etre was to explore traditional Argentine winemaking styles that were blends or 'corte.' Vistalba turns out various Corte with malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and bonarda. Globally the wines are fermented in concrete vessels and then blended and aged in French oak barrels. I love the 13.8 percent alcohol in this 2017. The nose is aromatic, stony, mineral with notes of violets and red fruits. The style continues to evolve, offering elegance and length in spades. The textures are supple, and the palate awash in vibrant plummy blackcurrant fruit with a chalky, long, exquisite finish. Mid-week it's Bolognese ready, and on the weekend, go with a T-Bone steak and chimichurri sauce.Tasted: 27 February 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 private wine shops AB 25.00 private wine shops YK 22.35 YLC Producer: Bodega Vistalba (Carlos Pulenta)Distributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Blend: Malbec - Cabernet Sauvignon - BonardaCSPC: 12070UPC: 7798121940031