100% Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $18. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Terlato Wines International.
From the bottle:
“In honor of the people who labor in the vineyards of Mendoza Chento is the fulfillment of their hard work and passion.
My family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza for over 100 years. Chento Vineyard Selection is sourced from small lots of the family vineyards in the Uco Valley. This wine of a unique character has been named after ‘Chento’, the guardian of our vineyards for over 40 years.
-Javier Catena, 4th generation producer & Bodega Cuarto Dominio founder.
The 2011 Bodega Cuarto Dominio Chento Vineyard Selection Malbec begins with an enticing aroma of dark fruit, mint, pleasant dried herbal notes and a little earthy spice. Upon the initial pop and pour it is rather oaky but a little time in the glass remedies that nicely. Tasting reveals a wine of good complexity featuring dark fruit with a fabulous persistent spicy streak that lasts all the way through the finish. There are also a few oak, tobacco and succulent dried herb flavors underneath the rich fruit. It ends dry with long lasting tart fruit, spice and a bit of dark chocolate. This is a fantastic Malbec with a lot more happening than just loads of rich fruit. Well worth the price.
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