2013 Leo Premium Malbec

Mendoza Argentina


This Valentin Bianchi Malbec is a collaboration with Lionel "Leo" Messi, the renowned F.C. Barcelona star who plays for F.C. Barcelona and contributes a portion of all sales to the Messi Foundation, an organization dedicated to the health care and education of socially-disadvantaged children.  This Malbec comes from the Dona Elena Estate, situated in Mendoza at 2500 feet above sea level.  The fruit for this Premium Malbec was hand-picked and classically fermented with periodic pump-over.  The wine underwent three weeks of maceration before spending 12 months in new oak, 75% French oak and 25% American oak barrels.  The result is a full-bodied wine, intense red in color, that boasts deep aromas and flavors of mature plum and cherry with strong spice and voluptuous character that is enhanced by the French oak, while the American oak adds complexity and a robust kick.  Elegant and silky-smooth tannins lead to a long and persistent finish.  90 points Wine Enthusiast. 15% ABV QUI

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