Ascencion Malbec 2017

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Direct from Argentina’s oldest estate (which was named the New York International Wine Competition’s 2013 Winery of the Year), Ascencion has quite the award pedigree, including a past gold medal from the International Wine Challenge. “Attractive blackberry and plum fruits on the nose, with a supple palate and fine tannins,” praised the judges. We think the 2017 brings just as much class and flavor intensity (maybe even more). You be the judge …

Winemaker Francisco Puga hand-harvests his premium Malbec grapes at staggering heights (at over 10,000 feet high, Salta, Argentina boasts some of the highest vineyards in the world). Way up here, sunlight is more intense and the nights get even cooler, producing grapes with thicker skins. This translates to deeper colors and richer flavors in the glass. Light aging in French oak barrels imparts subtle notes of spices and vanilla – this is really lovely stuff.

It’s also a wine tailor-made for hearty meats, confirmed by top UK critics The Wine Gang, who once raved that this was “a full-on Malbec to get the BBQ party started … this wine handles itself with juicy fruit, smoke and spice aplomb. Rich and tight on the palate. It’s your sure-fire match with steak.”

Prompt orders recommended – limited cases imported. 

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  • 4
    Ascension Melbec

    Posted by Linda Perry on 20th Oct 2021

    Very pleasant wine, soft to the palate with hints of cherry

  • 4
    Bold Malbec

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Oct 2018

    I am a big Malbec guy.. and I enjoyed this wine with grilled tenderloin tips and chimichurri.. and it went very well together.