Malbec Riccitelli 2019







Malbec Riccitelli 2019 Malbec Riccitelli 2019
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
43,92 € Prix par bouteille 75 cl

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Malbec Riccitelli 2019

Malbec Riccitelli 2019

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House founded in 2003

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The Riccitelli estate is located in the heart of Vistalba in the region of Luján de Cuyo in the province of Mendoza. The vineyards extend over 20 hectares on three different sites at the foot of the Andes mountain range between 920 and 1120 meters above sea level. Most of the vines were planted at the beginning of the 20th century. They are grown traditionally and are mostly goblet pruned, which limits yields. If necessary, the estate practices green harvesting. The grapes are transported to the cellar in 20 kg crates. After rigorous sorting, the grapes are fermented in small concrete vats equipped with thermal regulators. The musts are then transferred for aging in French barrels for a period that varies according to the grape variety and the vintage. Matias Riccitelli is the son of Jorge Riccitelli who was voted winemaker of the year 2012 by 'Wine Enthusiast' magazine. But one wonders if the son has not already surpassed the father! The wines of Matias Riccitelli stand out for their elegance and harmony and "they capture" all the refinement of the terroir of Luján de Cuyo, especially on the Malbecs.

100% Malbec grape variety from old non-grafted vines

Patagonia Region

Climate 1375 mm of rain / year Irrigation No

Planting density 4,500 vines/Ha Yields 35 Hl / Ha

Alluvial soil , mainly silty

Reasoned culture , no herbicide or synthetic product.

Alcohol 14.5%

What is an author wine?

This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their parent, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author's wine is anything but a standard, stereotyped wine, made to please the greatest number. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage to vintage.

An author's wine is therefore a wine that does not resemble that of its neighbour. Who from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author – the two can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to lead his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes it, as he can, sometimes... And too bad if not everyone likes it.

This is why signature wines are sometimes classified as “table wine” or “vin de France”. Because the winemaker has not planted the authorized grape variety*, made the assembly or the vinification recommended in the appellation**. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that's why we love it!... That said, signature wines are not always marginal: they are present in most appellations, and can be part of the elite of these. this***. Because they don't just have personality: they're good, too! Generally with a very high degree of torchability : you never get tired of it after the first sip.

As auteur wines are not chaptalized, yeasted, tweaked...they can present very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (retailers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain loyal to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.


* For example, the Touriga Nacional in the Minervois, or the Syrah in the Côtes du Forez. They are crazy, these authors!

** Some winegrowers dare to produce sweet wines with Mourvèdre or a natural sparkling wine with Pineau d'Aunis

*** like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace

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