Vaglio - Malbec Chacra Agrelo 2018


Vaglio was established in 2013 and is owned and operated by founder José Lovaglio Balbo.  He refurbished what was once a creamery into a small gravity fed concrete winery which is located in El Peral, Tupungato.  He produces single vineyard wines, from different subregions and soil types.  All the wines are vinified in the same way through minimal intervention and oak contact with the intent to highlight the different microclimates of Northern Mendoza.  He is also the son of Susanna Balbo and a winemaker at the family winery.  José continues to test boundaries and he recently planted a vineyard in La Carerra at 2200 meters above sea level.

This is 100% hand harvested Malbec is from a single vineyard in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo. The wine is dark with notes of dark fruits like plum, raisin and blackberry pie. The supple tannins and hint of oak lead to a round, smooth finish wrapped in caramel and walnuts.

"A dense, compact malbec with intense, blackberry and wet-earth character. Full body. Creamy texture. Tangy and delicious on the finish. Ends with green tobacco and tar. Excellent. Drink now." - 93 points, James Suckling

Producer: Vaglio

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Varietal: Malbec

Appellation: Tupungato

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml