Malbec Sin Sulfito Organic 2016
TRULY ARTISAN WINES
At Bodegas Cecchin they make truly artisan wines. The wines have a gentle freshness that one might associate with south west France or cooler parts of the Languedoc. Organic methods (they still use horses in the vineyards) and cement vats rather than oak for vinification help to make deliciously digestible red wines.
This Malbec, a grape that Argentina has successfully appropriated, is made without the addition of sulphur and contrasts to the lavish, extractive, chocolate-cakey numbers that most wineries seem to churn out. Here one notices the acidity of the grape along with savoury red fruits and liquorice.
- Bold & concentrated
- Medium to full bodied
- Unoaked - fermented in cement
- Ripe red fruits, licorice and spice
- Black pepper & graphite
- Superb concentration and balance
- No one should tell you what to eat with what wine, it is all down to personal preference, but if you'd like a steer on what this wine will taste particularly good with, we recommend:
RUGBY & WINE
They play rugby and they make wine. Or is it the other way round? The company has always been in the hands of the Cecchin family since 1959. Oscar Alberto Cecchin (45 yrs old) is the third generation. The first members of the family came to Argentina from Italy in 1910 and found work in the local vineyards. In 1959, Jorge and Pedro Cecchin fulfilled their dream of owning some land, acquiring 11 hectares of vineyards and olives, including the winery dating back from 1901. The crops in all three of the estates that make up Bodega Cecchin have been certified for organic farming as of 2005. Cecchin’s handling and processing in the winery is also certified as organic from 2005, so its wines are subsequently certified organic. Bodega Cecchin owns not only vineyards planted with a wide range of different grape varieties, but also peach, fig and apricot orchards, olive, walnut and almond groves. The planting of these different crops is necessary to comply with the rules stipulated by the organic certifying agency, OIA. The soils throughout the vineyards are mainly clay and cultivation is still done with horses. Harvest is manual in small baskets and yields are accordingly low.
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