Vaglio Aggie Malbec 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- Uco Valley
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: October 18, 2018
- Last modified: October 18, 2018
From a single vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, this is the project of legendary winemaker Susana Balboa's son José Lovaglio Balbo. José focuses on single vineyard wines from different sub regions of Northern Mendoza and varying soil types, all sharing vinification with minimal intervention and oak contact. This vineyard was planted in 2008 on sandy, stony loams at 3,800 ft altitude. That freshness is apparent right off, with alluring perfumed black plums, black raspberries and cracked peppercorn. Tannins are tuggy, hugging the fruit through a stony, lifted finish. Though alcohol reads 14 degrees, the inherent freshness here is unmistakable. This charming young red is ready for drinking now, but will hold in cellar short term.