Tapiz Reserve Malbec
Grapes are sourced from vineyards located between 1050 and 1300 meters above sea level in the Uco Valley (Tupungato, Vistaflores, Altamira, Los Árboles), Mendoza. The climate and soil of these properties give this wine special qualities which stand it apart from other traditional Malbecs.
Cold pre‐maceration takes place at 8ºC for 5 days, fermentation is in stainless steel tanks for approximately 15 days at 28ºC then rested on the lees for 16 days and 100% malolactic fermentation. Ageing is 14 months in French and American oak barrels of first and second use.
Aromas of red mature fruit combined with touches of vanilla and chocolate. Smooth in the mouthfeel, balanced, with velvety and sweet tannins
About the Producer
Bodegas Fincas Patagonicas
Fincas Patagonicas was built in 1999 when the Californian company Kendall Jackson expanded into Argentina, The winery was bought in 2003 by the Argentine family Ortiz who already had vineyards in the region. They have successfully changed the direction of the Tapiz brand, from one aimed at the American market to wines with international appeal.
Tapiz markets itself as “Argentine heritage with cosmopolitan flair” showcasing the extraordinary qualities of contemporary Argentine winemaking. A combination of a diversity of terroir in 140ha of vineyards, one of the most technological wineries in Argentina and an emphasis on quality fruit and structure has produced a range of classically styled, award winning wines.
They can be considered as textbook interpretations of the varietals. Jean Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Ch. Petrus from 1964 – 2007, now acts as a consultant both to Tapiz and to the famous Bordeaux Château.