2019 Maal Biutiful Malbec
2019 Maal Biutiful Malbec, MAAL Wines from Mendoza, Argentina The real beauty is inside and needs no makeup. That is “Biutiful”… an essential and pure Malbec with no makeup to distract. It sees no oak at all, and is fermented in old cement vessels without either adding yeast or correcting acidity. Its essence is represented by the butterfly inside the cocoon, and only one who looks inside can appreciate its beauty.
Several important critics have rated this Mendoza wine highly: Wine Enthusiast gave the 2019 vintage a score of 90.This is priced above average for red wine from Mendoza. The price has been stable over the past year. This is one of the most popular wines from the region (per Wine-Searcher.com).
Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country’s annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentration and intensity.
The province lies on the western edge of Argentina, across the Andes Mountains from Chile. While the province is large (it covers a similar area to the state of New York), its viticultural land is clustered mainly in the northern part, just south of Mendoza City. Here, the regions of Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and the Uco Valley are home to some of the biggest names in Argentinian wine.