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2015 LA POSTA Malbec Pizzella

LA POSTA Malbec Pizzella 2015

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  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Geographical Indication (GI)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Valle de Uco
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec
  • Alcohol Level
  • Alcohol Level
  • 13.5%
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Aging vessel type
  • Aging vessel type
  • 40% aged in 2nd use barrels (100% French oak barrels)
  • Length of aging
  • Length of aging
  • 12 months
  • About this winery

    When Laura Catena decided to create a line of wines of her very own, she made a conscious decision to pay tribute to the traditional, small, family, growers and to a group of special vineyard sites in Mendoza, Argentina. The name La Posta refers to La Posta del Viñotero – ‘the Tavern of the Grape Grower’, found in every local village where farmers go to get their mail after a hard day in the vineyards. There, they meet to drink wine, laugh, and tell stories, agreeing to agree or disagree...

    See the LA POSTA detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    Beautiful red/purple colour with aromas of black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and baker's spice. On the palate, the wine shows dense dark berry and plum flavours along with hints of sandalwood and spice, and even a hint of violets in the finish. A full-bodied and well-structured wine pairs well with many dishes, especially barbecued meats.

  • Viticultural notes

    La Posta wines are single-grower, single-vineyard wines, that aim to explore the distinct and diverse appellations of Mendoza. Each wine name pays tribute to the passionate grower families the winery partners with. Pizzella Malbec, named after the Pizzella family, is sourced from La Consulta Vineyard, which sits at 3600 feet elevation in Uco Valley. Grapes are hand harvested to ensure optimal fruit selection.

Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    September 2016

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  • - 92 Points -

    Daenna Van Mulligen, April 2017

    Opulent, generous, energetic. 
    The La Posta wines are selections of Laura Catena of Mendoza's famed Bodega Catena Zapata. The new labels on these wines are nothing less than spectacular. 
    A generous style of Malbec, as showy as its label, it offers plush vanilla, licorice, allspice, violets, mocha and pipe tobacco, vividly underscored by juicy black raspberries. It is punchy and unapologetic on the palate as well; supple weight, generosity of fruit and warm brown spices mimic the nose. Overall, an opulent, concentrated and energetic style.

    Pair: BBQ, meat, portobello burgers, chili-dogs and hard cheeses.

    See detailed press review