On the Andean bench lands of Mendoza’s Uco Valley, we found the Criterion for Argentinean Malbec, where high elevation and a long growing season concentrate generous flavors of berry, delicate aromas of warm spice, and a stunning deep purple hue.
Hand harvested in plastic cases, fermented for a minimum of 25 days at 74-77 degrees Fahrenheit with natural malolactic fermentation.
The Uco Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in Mendoza,as well as all of South America. The average temperature is 57.2 degrees Fahrenheit with altitudes of 2,950 to 3,930 feet above sea level. The combination of geography and optimal climate allows for an ideal Malbec. The optimal climate and geographical elements results in wines that are deep in color and rich in flavor.
Our Mendoza Malbec pairs beautifully with braised beef short ribs and a side of roasted vegetables.