Our WINE OF THE WEEK, to Celebrate Argentinian Wine Week AND World Malbec Day this Saturday 17th April is Catalpa Malbec at £17.99. Paul is our South American wine expert and really thinks Catalpa Malbec is a cut above the rest.
Why? First up, the grapes behind the wine come from old vines which yield less fruit but at much higher quality level than younger vines. Second, the bunch selection is done by hand, with only the best whole bunches from the vineyards making the grade. The grapes then go into a gravity fed, state of the art, stainless steel winery to be fermented and matured. It’s this “hands on” approach that gives rise to a wine with great balance, complexity and length. The palate displays full bodied, deep, dark fruitiness with a mouth-watering, fresh feel. The aftertaste is complex and rewarding, balanced and long. It’s not necessarily “bigger” than other Malbecs, but the flavour is better, simply steeped in quality from glass to glass.