Pablo Y Walter, Mendoza, Argentina
A celebration of Mendoza - the color, culture and flavor and a celebration of friendship. Visit Mendoza in Argentina and you can't help but be struck by the vibrant street life of this exciting city. We wanted to create a label to reflect the vibrancy and life Mendoza oozes, and so Pablo Y Walter was created. It's the lovechild of Argentinean winemaker Walter Bressia and Boutinot winemaker Guillaume Letang. We've been working with Walter for many years (the Pablo referring to our original owner, Paul Boutinot) and this Malbec is the perfect way to celebrate their long friendship.
Produced from 25-year-old vines in the Agrelo district of Mendoza, close to Walter’s bodega in the rain-shadow of the Cordon del Plata.
The unwooded Malbec vinified in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and brightness of the fruit. Walter bought three spankingly new 25000-liter steel tanks specifically for this project and subsequently somehow crow-barred them into his small family bodega.
A really pure expression of Malbec, deep red almost purple in color and wonderfully aromatic with lifted violet, red currant and cassis notes. Muy, muy fantasticó – richly bloody, vibrant, Latin and velveteen.
Try it with a juicy steak, churrasco- co de chorizo marinated with garlic, parsley and olive oil, grilled vegetables with chimichurri sauce. Or try it chilled - seriously, a cool version of this wine opens up a whole new world!