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Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec

2015 A wine displaying subtlety and class. Ripe and lush with intense aromas of blackberry sweet tobacco interlaced with nuances of black pepper and smoke with delicate vanilla on the finish. Full-bodied and smooth with beautifully integrated tannins. At its peak right now!
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$15.00 / Bottle   $180.00 / Case
SALE $9.99 / Bottle   $119.88 / Case
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In this day and age of instant communication, constant high pressure, and the expectation of instantaneous results it’s really a rare treat to find something made with care and the skill of a true artisan.

All the grapes are carefully sorted by hand after harvest, only the best healthiest grapes are used.

Even in wine, a product meant for relaxed enjoyment and sharing among friends, we see the emphasis shifting to wines that are made for immediate consumption.

Those wines certainly have their place, but there is something to be said for the intrigue and pleasure provided by a wine that was crafted with a higher level of enjoyment in mind. The complexity and nuances found in a wine that has been carefully aged in barrel and is at its optimum maturity allow for more contemplation and quiet appreciation.

Trapiche is one of Argentina’s most highly respected and oldest wineries. Their generations of experience have propelled them to the forefront of the Argentinean wine revolution.

Taking the the best modern winemaking technology has to offer and tempering it with time-tested traditional practices gives the wines they produce an extra level of depth and character.

They are particularly proud of Malbec, and recognized the potential of this classic grape variety early on; nurturing and experimenting with it to bring out the best this unique grape has to offer.

The grapes are harvested and sorted entirely by hand. The fermentation is long and slow, over 25 days. This extended process results in a more highly concentrated wine. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months. During this time, the flavors evolve, the tannins soften and mellow and the wine gains complexity.

This wine is best appreciated with a fine meal. Serve with roast beef, or braised roasted vegetables.