2021 La Posta Paulucci Malbec
Laura Catena - daughter of the famous wine pioneer Nicolas Catena - set up the series La Posta wines to give the smaller winegrowers of Mendoza their own stage, instead of a nameless place in the local cooperative. The wines are called La Posta, after the typical local pub that you will find everywhere on the side of the road.
Mr. Angel Paulucci originally came to Mendoza from Italy looking for a job as a car mechanic. After buying acres of land for a very low price, his family friend convinced him to plant a vineyard and grow malbec. He did this in 1972 and today Angel Paulucci's vineyard continues to produce malbec from old vines, among other things. The vineyards, located in Ugarteche - Luján de Cuyo, are of alluvial soil loam with 30% clay which lowers the average root temperature and aids in water retention. During the vinification process, 50% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Of which 15% new barrels and 15% second and third used barrels. The other 70% matures in stainless steel tanks. This produces an elegant and drinkable wine.
The La Posta Paulucci Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard is a wonderfully pure and elegant Malbec, the fruit splashes out of the glass, plums and cherries, raspberries, fine vanilla and spices, in the mouth beautifully smooth and peppery, spices, vanilla and toast, caramel and coffee, nice and strong. Powerful red wine. Nice with lentils with pancetta, seasoned sausages, mature farmer's cheeses.
In the Argentinian tradition, La Posta is a tavern where the (wine) farmers come together for a glass of wine, to share stories about the harvest and of course for their daily siesta. Each La Posta label illustrates a story of these individual families. One sip full of flavor and you will welcome these breeders into your own family, into your glass and into your heart.
Angel Paulucci, from car mechanic to owner of a vineyard.
The Pizzella Family, for the love of nature, these two teachers have left town.
Domingo Fazzio, the dancing winegrower who loves women.
Estela Armando, from Italy to share wine with the trans-European railway workers
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|