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260 Rt. 10 West Ledgewood, NJ 07876 (973) 584-1118

Piattelli - Cafayate Reserve Malbec (750ml)


Price: $15.99

Sale Price: $9.99

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Producer Piattelli
Country Argentina
Region Andean North West
Subregion Cafayate
Varietal Malbec
Sku 75218
Size 750ml

A best buy in the Wine Enthusiast, Advocate & Spectator, Piattelli is our favorite $10 Reserve Malbec from the highest elevation vineyards in Argentina, Cafayate! This is the highest wine growing region in the world sitting at 5,600ft above sea level. For comparison, the highest elevation vineyards in Napa is Atlas Peak at 2,600ft. Why this matters? The higher the elevation, the more direct and concentrated sunlight, less water and more dramatic temperature shifts. These vines produce fewer, yet more concentrated berries, which in turn produces better wines. Catena is another Argentine winery famed for their focus on high elevation vineyards. They found that high altitude Malbec receives such direct sunlight, it creates a thick, tough skin which contributes vivid color and strong tannin, essential for making an age worthy wine. The difference is their high elevation Malbec is sold for $50, while the Piattelli Reserve is an amazing value under $10!

Wine & Spirits: 93 Points

"This is Piatelli's top selection of malbec, and the panel remarked on this wine's polish and complexity, calling out flavors like vanilla cola, olive salinity, blackberry pie and truffle.  That salinity shows more prominently than the sweeter flavors, making the texture nervy rather than slick.  The acidity lasts, keeping the wine fresh." Wine & Spirits, 93 Points

Vinous: 91 Points

"From Cafayate, the 2020 Malbec Reserva (Cafayate) was aged for eight months in American and French oak. Dark purple in the glass. The nose offers ripe aromas of plum and blackberry with pink pepper and gentle woody notes. Broad and juicy in the mouth, the slightly compact palate has a soft, chalky texture lent volume by the sweet tannins. A lovely interpretation of the Calchaquí Valley." Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media, 91 Points

James Suckling: 91 Points

"A rather earthy and spicy young Malbec with blueberry and blackberry character. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a juicy finish. Extreme character, but pretty texture. Drink now." James Suckling, 91 Points

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