Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Ambrosia Malbec 2013
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: May 7, 2018
- Last modified: May 7, 2018
The Ambrosia on the label refers to the grower of this Malbec from Gualtallary, Tupungato in Mendoza, reflective of the Terroir Series tier. The tier began in 2003 to honour the Trapiche grape growers. This site is at 1300 m, on calcium carbonate soils, and with own-rooted vines 12 years in age. After native ferment in concrete, this spends 18 months in new French oak barrels, followed by another year in bottle prior to release. Lovely blue fruit, with potent cassis and crunchy, brisk acidity and grippy sides. There's a seasoning of wild thyme that runs throughout, up to dark chocolate and espresso lingering on the lengthy finish. Expressive and long, this drinks very well now but will continue to mature easily for another 7+ years.