Matias Riccitelli - Hey Malbec

Matias Riccitelli - Hey Malbec

Colour: Red
Country: argentina
Producer: matias riccitelli
Grape: malbec
Region: mendoza
Appellation: lujan de cuyo

Malbec is the Argentinian flagship variety and this beautiful wine is a truly sublime interpretation. Juicy black fruits combine with violets and black pepper, with soft and ripe tannins leading a soft and opulent finish. Lovely on its own or with juicy red meat.

91 Points - The Wine Advocate

"The 2016 Hey Malbec is sourced from many different zones within the Valle de Uco and is a great improvement over what I tasted from 2014, from a much cooler year, with high potential in the Valle de Uco. There is part of carbonic maceration which brings aromatic intensity and they were very careful with the date of the harvest to keep the freshness. It's bottled completely unoaked, showcasing the character of Malbec with inner strength and power while being easy to drink and understand. It's still quite young and even if the nose has subtle aromas of violets, morello cherries and something wild that made me think of some wines from the Valais mountains in Switzerland, the palate is an explosion of flavors and gives an idea of where it can go with a little time in bottle after it has settled down, as it was very recently bottled. It slowly opened up in the glass, with intoxicating aromas of wild flowers and herbs. Really lovely. This is a candidate for steal of the year. One to buy by the case. It combines volume and quality, as 250,000 bottles were produced in 2016. The 2016 vintage looks like a very promising vintage for the Valle de Uco." Luis Gutiérrez

Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer

The Winery is settled in the heart of Vistalba, in the region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. Today Riccitelli Wines manages 20 hectares, divided in three different vineyards at the foot of the Andes Mountains between 980 and 1120 m.a.s.l. Most of those vineyards were planted at beginning of 20th century.

The grapes are cultivated in a very traditional way maintaining very low yields thanks to hand pruning and green harvest. These techniques allow for us to obtain ecologically fit and high quality grapes.
Harvest is performed manually in small trays of 20 Kilos in order not to damage the grapes.

After being sorted the grapes are sent to small concrete tanks with a temperature controled system.
This is a young and dynamic project, in which Matias wants to express the full potential of Argentine Terroirs while making top wines with constant care and personal style – essential elements for great quality – Riccitelli Wines combine a high level of technology, the richness of the native soil of their vineyards, and new winemaking in Argentina.

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