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Showdown, ‘The Bird’ Malbec 2017

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Boutinot USA

It’s not just about pretty labels, but we do like this one a lot. Plush, blueberry fruited, violet scented Malbec from an unexpected region in California’s central valley. What’s not to like?

Meet the producer

Boutinot has been working with growers in California for over 10 years, finessing our offering from vintage to vintage, increasingly...

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Production

Grapes are sourced from the northern end of California's long central valley. Malbec here benefits from the cooling influence of San Francisco bay so grapes retain freshness. After fermntation 70% of the Malbec is aged on oak for 4 months giving good integration and subtle oak characteristics. A small percentage of Syrah is blended into the wine before bottling to give some extra structure to this plush red wine.

Tasting notes

Juicy and full bodied, with plenty of blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, velvety tannis and great freshness.

Food match

Great with rich and hearty food such as a casserole or veggie chilli con carne.

Awards

2017 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Bronze

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