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2015 "EL CARANCHO" MALBEC

Our Smoking Loon Malbec opens with aromas of blue fruits, specically boysenberry and blueberry. Hints of vanilla bean and molasses pair to deliver a memorable palate. A medium-bodied, fruit-forward Malbec with rounded structure and influences of oak. Lean meats are a pleasant pairing for this wine, we suggest pan-seared New York Strip steak with a plum and balsamic reduction.

APPELLATION

Chile’s natural boundaries are clearly defined. At the north end is the Atacama Desert, the south end is dened by the Patagonian glaciers, the eastern border is marked by the great Andes Mountain Range, and to the west is the Pacic Ocean. Together these distinct barriers help to maintain healthy growing conditions, protecting vineyards from pests and disease.

Stretching nearly 250 miles from north to south, Valle Central of Chile is one of the largest wine regions in South America. In this region, vines thrive in uninterrupted sunshine. As night falls, cold air descends from the snow-covered peaks of the Andes. This temperature swing provides the environment wine grapes need to develop fresh fruit characteristics and crisp acidity. Chilean vineyards benet from the abundant water for irrigation which flows from the eternal ice caps of the Andes.

Chile’s unique geography and climate make for an ideal winegrowing region.

Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Valle Central, Chile
Vintage
2015
Alcohol
13.5%
pH
3.40
TA
6.1 g/L
Tasting Notes
BUY
Smoking Loon