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Broquel Malbec

2014 Complexity and depth describe the combination of blackcurrant jam, leather and mocha on the nose. Concentration and elegance describe the richly layered flavors finely matched to dense, velourlike tannins leading to a broad, fine finish.
$28.00 / Bottle   $336.00 / Case
SALE $20.99 / Bottle   $251.88 / Case

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Discover Argentina’s flagship wine. Broquel is produced by Trapiche, Argentina’s leading wine exporter. For over 120 years, Trapiche has been growing grapes and producing wines in the best vineyards in Mendoza.

The grapes are thoroughly sorted by hand before crushing and fermentation.

Broquel is a relatively new project for Trapiche. It is made from grapes sourced in several carefully selected vineyards in Finca las Palmas, Cruz de Piedra, Maipu, 1883 in Coquimbito, and other vineyards in Mendoza.

The vineyards are 25 years old on average. The soils are predominately stony clay situated at the foot of the Andes between 900 and 1,200 meters in elevation. The fruit is harvested manually and transported from the vineyards to the winery in small plastic crates for protection so they don’t get damaged or crushed on the way.

Bunches are selected and destemmed prior to vinification. They are first crushed then pumped into small epoxy-lined concrete vats for fermentation and maceration.

This takes at least 25 days during which time the cap of floating skins is punched down and the must (as the fermenting grape juice is called) is pumped over to obtain a extraction of a maximum of color, flavor and tannin.

After the fermentation and maceration period is complete, the wine is gently pressed in a pneumatic press.

The wine is allowed to settle and after racking (when the clear wine is pumped off the residue that has settled to the bottom of the tank), malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur naturally.

It is aged for 15 months in French and American oak barrels. The wine is filtered before bottling and aged several more months in the bottle before it is released.

This wine deserves to be opened at least 20 minutes prior to serving to allow the nuances in the bouquet to fully emerge. Serve with roast or grilled meats or hearty casseroles.