Quara Estate Malbec 2020
A smooth and supple Malbec from the more northernly region of Salta in Argentina.
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 2024 and pair with beef dishes or BBQ.
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.