La Posta del Vinatera Family Pizzella Malbec 2014

$14.99
Mendoza, Argentina
PLCB Code# 49777
 
The 2014 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard is from Altamira. The vineyard was originally 17 hectares and the owner planted an additional 12 (and is planting yet more), so there is room to grow. This is the most harmonious, elegant, and at the same time backward, of the three single-vineyard Malbecs. Not as showy as the others in the palate either as the tannins are austere and the chalky minerality sticks to your teeth. The differences between the three Malbecs is clear as they each reflect where the grapes grow. The riper, warmer one from Ugarteche, the fresher, higher acidity wine from Tupungato and the one with more depth from here (Altamira). It should be readily available, as some 180,000 bottles were produced in 2014. Superb value!
 
La Posta offers varietal reds and single-vineyard Malbec at very good prices. It’s a project from Laura Catena produced by winemaker Estela Perinetti
90 Points Wine Advocate 8/15
 
A taut, sinewy style, with flavors of graphite, slate and dried dark currant. The tannic finish has black pepper notes. Drink now.–KM
84 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2015
 
This is a solid Malbec with ripe black cherry fruit and wood flavors leading to good tannin and acid on the finish.  This is a good value.
90 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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