Monteagrelo Bressia, Malbec

A seriously good Malbec – Pure and powerful, with perfected elegance!

Country of Production: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Producer: Walter Bressia

Tasting Notes: Beautiful rich plum and cherry black fruit aromas combined with vanilla, leather and spice notes from the oak and hints of violet. The aromas are fully reflected on the palate along with layers of minerality and meatiness. There’s a balanced acidity which delivers a long-lasting and very moreish finish.

Vintage: 2016

Price: £17.75

The grapes are grown on 25-year-old vines sitting at 925m above sea level. Hand harvested from 5 parcels; Walter’s aim was to produce a wine that reflects the true essence of the unique terroir.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks between 25-27°C and 80% of the blend was aged for 18 months in French and American oak. Blended with a proportion of unoaked Malbec wine, there was no filtration and no fining.

Colour: Red
Style: Still
Blend: Malbec 100%
Oak Treatment: 80% of the blend is aged for 18 months in French and American oak
ABV: 14%

Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Cork
Drink: Enjoy now until 2024
Organic: Not stated
Biodynamic: Not stated
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes

Food friends…
This fragrant red is the perfect match for Lancashire Hotpot! It also works well with leaner red meats, bloody steak, rolled lamb and in particular, blue cheeses.

Perfect for…

  • Evenings and weekends
  • Dinner party for two or more guests
  • Treating yourself, just because

Loved by…

  • Couples and lovers
  • Family and friends
  • Fine wine explorers looking to broaden their knowledge and experiment with different wines

Producer Information

This small winery, run by Walter Bressia and his family, has been operating since 2003. The principal goal is to create limited batches of high-quality iconic wines to surprise the world with. Crafting their own very compelling expressions of the region, these are intensely personal wines. Production isn’t huge but the quality and personality of the wines are.

The winery is located in one of the most beautiful places in the Mendoza Pedemonte region, in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, where the surrounding mountains have a year-round snow accumulation.

Wine experts say…
“A beautiful Malbec sourced from high quality blocks in Mendoza allowing one to enjoy the pleasure offered by the vintage. This is a benchmark Malbec which treads the balance of modern and traditional perfectly.”

Awards and special notes

Wine Advocate – 91 points