A Bulk Buy on the La Posta Pizzella Malbec, one of several single-grower, single-vineyard wines from Laura Catena of Catena Zapata.
100% Malbec from 15 year old vines at 3,600 feet of elevation in Altamira, La Consulta, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. The wine was aged for 12 months with 20% in new French oak barrels, 60% in second and third use French and American oak and 20% unoaked.
Sample submitted for review. The La Posta Pizzella Malbec has an SRP of $18 and is available for as low as $12. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. Imported by Vine Connections. 14,800 cases imported.
The Pizzella Family invites you to journey westward into the Uco Valley for a Sunday afternoon with them. There will be no agenda beyond the sun warming your skin and the air filling your lungs. You will sit at the family table, and with each passing moment, you will become more of a part of it. And it will remind you of important work – to enjoy the simpler times.
Created by 4th generation vintner, Laura Catena.
When I first heard about this project from Laura Catena, I was immediately intrigued. So many wines these days, even single varietal wines, are blends of wines from different vineyards. We’ve got nothing against this as it is certainly one of the ways to keep the cost of a wine low. At the same time, whenever we’ve had the chance to compare single vineyard wines of the same variety, even from vineyards in very close proximity, we’ve always been amazed at the differences. Kudos to Laura Catena for creating the La Posta line where we can do just that — at an extremely affordable price! We’ll have reviews of several other La Posta wines in the near future.
For today; however, let’s get on to what is one of our very favorite wines of the bunch, the 2016 La Posta Pizzella Malbec. It begins with an intoxicating aroma of black cherry, plum, cedar and spice plus a little licorice, chocolate and vanilla. It sets the expectations high for the very first sip and it delivers with abundant dark fruit and well-integrated spice wrapped up in a silky smooth texture. Medium to full-bodied, it also features black tea, leather, licorice and hints of tobacco. Streaks of minerality lead into the dry, long and fresh finish featuring fine, soft tannins. Fantastic!
Ready to buy the La Posta Pizzella Malbec? Check your local retailers.
2016 La Posta Pizzella Malbec
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