Wine Spectator: A dark red, showing attractive spice box, fine tobacco and licorice notes to the macerated black cherry and cassis fruit. A mocha hint marks the creamy finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases made.
Real beauty is inside and needs no make-up. "Biutiful" is a pure Malbec with no oak and its essence is represented by the butterfly inside the nympha.
|Alfredo Merlo is a young winemaker from Mendoza, Argentina, eager to show the world the style of Malbec wines that he enjoys both producing and drinking.
His family has been in the wine business for decades. His father is a vineyard manager who owns and manages “Lujan Agricola” (Mendoza’s largest retailer of supplies for vineyards and farms).
Before devoting 100% of his time to this project, Alfredo took part in the harvests of the following wineries, among others:
• Harlan Estate (Napa) in 2008, with Cory Empting. • Pulenta Estate in 2009, with Eduardo Pulenta
• Montana Gisborne in 2010 in New Zealand
• Achaval Ferrer in 2011, with Robby Cipresso
• Harlan Estate (Napa) in 2012 again
The grapes for MAAL wines are sourced from Alfredo’s vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo, and from small special vineyards from family and very close friends.
“My vision is to produce unique, elegant and intense Malbec wines, that will reflect the soul of a vineyard, enhancing the characteristics that make that vineyard and its location different from others.”