Quara Estate Malbec 2018

A smooth and supple Malbec from the more northernly region of Salta in Argentina - given 5 Stars in Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine

The Lavaque family arrived in Argentina in 1886 and Felix Fortunato Lavaque travelled to Cafayate, Salta (Northern Argentina) in search of land to plant vines, he saw great potential in the natural resources available and so within this high altitude oasis he purchased land and vineyards. Felix was the first to plant noble varieties which at that time were called "French" and composed of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat. Today these same emblematic varieties remain an important part of the Lavaque portfolio and the family has worked hard in the region to develop not only the wines but also to ensure it is a thriving community.

The Finca Quara winery and vineyards are over 1800 meters above sea level, which imparts great character in the wines.  It is a valley surrounded by mountains, with cool nights and warm days and just enough rain to almost stress the vines, which combine to provide grapes that are rich in flavours.

Quara Estate Malbec 2018
Quara Estate Malbec 2018

"An appealing and complex nose, with pleasant, light fruit, followed by a richer and warming palate, offering red fruit, raisin concentration of flavour, but not too heavy, being very smooth and easy to drink. A reasonable price and with an appealing, modern label that clearly indicated the style of wine."

5 Stars in Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine
Tasting Notes

This is a smooth and supple Malbec from the more northernly region of Salta in Argentina. Salta vineyards are known for their high altitudes and ragged rock formations, which produce fine fruit with good acidity and structure. Many of the best wines are sourced from the Valle de Cafayate which is where the grapes for this Malbec are sourced. This wine is full of flavour and the style is slightly lighter than those from the Mendoza region, with flavours of red currant and hints of raisin. Drink now until 2022 and pair with beef dishes or BBQ.

At A Glance
Country Of Origin Argentina
Region Salta
Grape Malbec
Vintage 2018
Producer Quara Estates
ABV 13.0%
Style Medium-Bodied
Volume 75cl
Closure Screw-cap
Serving Suggestion Serve Room Temperature
Food Pairing BBQ, Beef, Steak, Tapas, Tomato Based Dishes
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