A great quality and value Argentinean Malbec from somewhere else other than Mendoza.
Somewhere Else is aptly names as it comes from the remote Tulum Valley at the foot of the Andes, 30km from San Juan. Before wine making arrived this arid region was populated by shepherds and their flocks. So rugged was the terrain sheep were often lost, with the locals claiming they were abducted by aliens – as shown on the label.
Made from their own vines in single estate vineyards, the Malbec grapes are given a long maceration before a natural malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in oak for eight months with cold stabilization and light filtration prior to bottling.
Ageing potential of 2-3 years.
Bronze (88 points) – International Wine Challenge 2018
90 points – James Suckling 2019