Matias Riccitelli Tinto de la Casa 2018

Matias Riccitelli Tinto de la Casa 2018

 

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Matias Riccitelli
Tinto de la Casa 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes : 100% Malbec

A complex and rich Malbec with floral notes, a touch of black pepper spice and toasty spice underpinned by a wealth of black fruit flavours. Opulent, with smooth tannins and balancing freshness through to a long, satisfying finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 93 2018
JS James Suckling 94 2017
More information on wine critics and ratings

Vineyard:
This blend is the result of co-fermentation of two Malbec sites. 50% of the grapes come from Las Compuertas, which is situated at 1,100 metres above sea-level. The
soils are one metre deep loamy-clay with a rocky subsoil, which offer the vines excellent drainage. The remaining 50% comes from the premium viticultural area of
Gualtallary, where the vines are planted at 1,400 metres above sea-level on calcareous soils. The wines produced here have great freshness and a discernible
spicy character. The grapes grow thicker skins at high altitudes to protect themselves against the UV rays, resulting in rich, concentrated wines. The ripe fruit is balanced by the acidity naturally retained at this cooler altitude.

Winemaking:
The grapes were fermented with 80% as whole bunches, which added complexity from the stalks, the remaining 20% were destemmed. Vinification took place in small
French oak vats, with wild yeasts at controlled temperatures of 26 to 28°C. The cap was punched down twice daily, to extract the desired level of colour, flavour and
structure. The wine was aged in the same French oak vats until the following vintage.

Tasting Note:
A complex and rich Malbec with floral notes, a touch of black pepper spice and toasty spice underpinned by a wealth of black fruit flavours. Opulent, with smooth tannins and balancing freshness through to a long, satisfying finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 93 Points (2018)
2018 was not that different from 2017 in terms of temperature, but it was a little warmer than 2019. The red 2018 Tinto de la Casa was produced with Malbec—50/50 grapes from Las Compuertas and Gualtallary, fermented together with some full clusters in oak vats. It has an explosive and aromatic note with notes of flowers and herbs. The flavors are pungent and focused, with very integrated oak but with some spices, with fine-grained tannins, good complexity and depth. This is quite sophisticated and feels like a more expensive wine than it is. A bargain! 10,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2019 after one year in oak vats.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2017)
This has very fragrant and complex aromas that really entice with a core of fresh, ripe fresh summer berries. The palate is very silky, very smooth and very juicy with a long and seamless build.

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JS
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Matias Riccitelli Tinto de la Casa 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 16-04-2020 . Score: 4.5