This Malbec has seen an extended maceration period and short ageing in new oak, meaning the colour extracted is deep violet and the wine has good structure and smooth tannin. The intense black plum and red berry fruit with a hint of coffee notes calls for a cheese and charcuterie board.
The story of the Tempus Alba Winery began with the arrival of the Biondolillo family from Italy settling in the areas of Maipú, Luján de Cuyo and Tupungato, all three are located in the ‘Primera Zona’ of Mendoza Province which has the longest history of producing high-quality wine in Argentina. The combined influence of altitude and latitude is essential for viticulture in Mendoza, where the vineyards are located between 600 and 1,100 metres above sea level. This provides the wide diurnal temperature range, where the cool nighttime temperature extends the growing season and allows the grapes to retain acidity and aromas. Also, high levels of the UV light yield grapes with higher levels of tannins and anthocyanins. Above growing conditions are favourable for Argentina’s signature variety Malbec.