Finca Sophenia `Synthesis` The Blend 2015
£39.95 per bottle
This blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is an intense ruby colour with notes of blackberry and cocoa on the nose. The palate is full bodied and concentrated; notes of black fruits, tobacco, pepper and chocolate combine with vanilla and toast from 18 months ageing in new French oak barrels. Silky tannins add to the velvety mouthfeel which finishes long and voluptuous in the mouth.
Decant twenty minutes before serving. Perfect with rosemary crusted lamb or spicy pork.
The biggest and most important of Argentina`s wine regions, Mendoza includes a wide variety of altitudes and micro-climates to allow a huge range of wine styles. Many early winemakers were of Italian origin and brought with them their native Barbera, Bonarda and Sangiovese. However, it is Malbec, originally from Bordeaux and the south west of France, that has established the most successful presence in Mendoza.
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes. Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined it allows the winemaker the opportunity to produce wines with utmost expression. Wine consultant Michel Rolland (from Bordeaux) has added his expertise to this project and in the last few years since launch the range of wines have received numerous awards and accolades.
97 Decanter, DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018