BODEGA AMALIA carlos basso "dos fincas" malbec 2018
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about the wine
the use of two separate vineyards in argentina is a traditional practice to safeguard against the threat of hail. for the basso family, it also allows them to make a more interesting blend by combining the attributes of two distinct microclimates.
the dark, powerful fruit from their vineyard in san carlos, matched with the softer, more nuanced fruit from their vineyard in tunuyan, makes for a memorable wine. tasting notes
inky purple in color, with classic malbec aromatics of dark plum, blackberry, and blueberry. more layers of saturated berry fruit flavors and notes of cocoa fill out the palate, and the wine finishes incredibly soft considering its young age.
about the producer
originally from genoa, italy, the basso family has been producing wine since 1922. in their beginning they owned the “purísima” winery from where they sold wines in 220 liter wooden barrels.
in 1935, carlos basso, together with his brother tulio, purchased the “santa ana” winery, eventually turning it into one of argentina’s largest premium brands. seeking to simplify their lives and once again become involved in small production winemaking, the family sold “santa ana” in 1996. using the profits from this sale the basso’s purchased and remodeled a small winery in carrodilla, mendoza the following year. inside this space the vina amalia winery was born. the winery uses 100% estate fruit, with two vineyards in mendoza’s uco valley. carlos and his son adolfo run the day to day operations of the winery.