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2017 LA POSTA Malbec Pizzella

LA POSTA Malbec Pizzella 2017

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  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Valle de Uco
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • About this winery

    When Laura Catena decided to create a line of wines of her very own, she made a conscious decision to pay tribute to the traditional, small, family, growers and to a group of special vineyard sites in Mendoza, Argentina. The name La Posta refers to La Posta del Viñotero – ‘the Tavern of the Grape Grower’, found in every local village where farmers go to get their mail after a hard day in the vineyards. There, they meet to drink wine, laugh, and tell stories, agreeing to agree or disagree...

    See the LA POSTA detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    Black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and baker’s spice. On the palate, the wine shows dense dark berry and plum flavors along with hints of sandalwood, spice and violets. A full-bodied and well-structured wine.

  • Viticultural notes

    18 year old vines from the La Consulta vineyard in Uco Valley, Mendoza, at an elevation of 3600 ft.

  • Winemaking notes

    Grapes are hand-harvested. Wine is aged 10% in new French oak barrels for 10 months and 30% in 2nd use oak barrels.

Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    - #88 - 100 BEST WINES UNDER $30 -

    April 2018

    Lots of black licorice to this malbec as well as citrus, bark and some moss. Tightly wound with firm tannins, driven acidity and a very minerally finish. 

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  • - 90 Points -

    May 2018

    The best of the La Posta range comes from a family-owned vineyard in La Consulta. It’s
    a medium-bodied style that’s appropriately European in style, given the brand’s Italian
    inspiration, with plummy concentration supported by acidity and fine tannins.

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  • - 90 Points -

    Stephen Tanzer, July 2018

    Bright ruby-red. Cassis, blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose; riper and deeper than the Paulucci Malbec. A step up in texture, plushness and depth, conveying an enticing saline character and a restrained sweetness to its flavors of dark raspberry, licorice, black cherry stomp and bitter chocolate. Finishes firmly dry, with serious but suave tannins and lingering notes of cocoa powder and baking spices.

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  • - 90 Points -

    Luis Gutiérrez, June 2018

    I also got to taste the 2017 Malbec Pizzella Vineyard and compare it with the previous vintage. This is more transparent and riper than the 2016, with darker fruit and more abundant tannins, but it is still among the best of the 2017s. There are some fine tannins and good balance.

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