Hey Malbec, Matias Riccitelli 2018

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Malbec is the Argentinian flagship variety and this beautiful wine is a truly sublime interpretation. Juicy black fruits combine with violets and black pepper, with soft and ripe tannins leading a soft and opulent finish.

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RRP: £16.49 (save 15%)

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Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli (Bodegas Norton). Using the experience, knowledge and passion passed down from his father, Matias decided to set up his very own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 20 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.

The grapes are cultivated in a very traditional way maintaining very low yields thanks to hand pruning and green harvest. These techniquesmake for high quality grapes. Harvest is performed manually in small trays of 20kg in order not to damage the grapes.

30% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels.

Victoria Moore in the Daily Telegraph described Hey Malbec! "A surprisingly elegant, smooth malbec that smells of blueberries and violets and is beautifully poised."

In the October 2015 issue of BBC Good Food Magazine, Sarah Jane Evans wrote “This inky Malbec is bursting with blackcurrant and also has an undertone of spice. It’s an ideal choice to take you through the winter." Men's Health magazine included it in its 50 Best Wines, writing "Many would buy this for the label alone: it’s the oenophile’s answer to X-Men. Inside the bottle, black fruit and black pepper combine in a suitably dark, delicious 100% Malbec with lots of ageing potential."

Tim Atkin MW, in Woman & Home magazine, wrote "This is a wonderfully aromatic red, with notes of violets and blackberries, subtle vanilla oak and a spicy plushly textured finish", while the Sunday Express included it in its 7 Best Wines from Argentina - "With its modernist packaging, this malbec delivers appropriately modern flavours of sweet, intense, vivid black fruits. It’s fruity and highly drinkable."

 
Data sheet
RRP £16.49
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with On its own or with red meat
Awards James Suckling, 92pts, 2019
Grapes Malbec 100%
Body D
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Matias Riccitelli

Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.

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