Finca Inicio Malbec, Familia Agostino, Mendoza, Argentina 2014
Presents a lively red color with deep violet hues. On the nose it has fruity aromas, mostly blackberries and ripe plums, combined with secondary aromas of vanilla and toast. On the palate, it is a well-balanced wine, with soft, silky tannins and a pleasant aftertaste. Paired excellently with Argentinian barbecue, red meats, chocolate and red fruits.
£12.79 ..20% off Price
Finca Agostino is located in Barrancas, Maipù, in the province of Mendoza.
The winery belongs to the Agostino brothers, who spent their childhood in Mendoza before settling with their families in Canada in the sixties. The winery has two wholly owned vineyard sites, one surrounding the winery (200 hectares) and a second one located in the Uco Valley (50 hectares) at the foothills of the Andes range, one of the most prestigious areas in Argentina for vine growing. Only grapes from these vineyards are used to produce the wines
At Finca Agostino environmentally sustainable work practices are sustained to preserve the environments natural conditions. Using "no till farming" in 100% of their vineyards they support the development of native vegetation cover of the area, which enhances its organic matter and results in long term soil fertility and production. Only localised spraying of low environmental impact products in low quantities is permitted.
Water is managed carefully and the winery has its own reservoir with more than 30,000,000 litres of water and 100% of the vineyards are watered with a drip irrigation system.