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Luca Old Vine Malbec 2020

Valle de Uco, Tunuy√°n, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaThe Luca wines are Dr. Laura Catena's passion, and named after her son. Laura has been instrumental in pushing to make small quantities of terroir-based wine as a natural extension of Catena's years of research into Mendoza's high-altitude vineyards in the Uco Valley. In 2020, the fruit was 50% Altamira and San Carlos, and 50% Gualtallary, Tupungato, all hand-harvested, aged 14 months in 40% new French oak, and 60% used barrels and stainless steel. You can expect a rich, dense red, inky purple and youthful, brimming with blueberries, and streaked with notes of coffee and cocoa with high-altitude bright acidity. A well made malbec with a long future in front of it.Tasted: 18 September 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$42.99750mlselect private wine shops; speculative listing - Trialto Wine
AB$37.99750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Luca WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 215053UPC: 835603001082