Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2021 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2021 750ml
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Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2021


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Category Red Wine
Origin Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Matias Riccitelli

Winemaker Matías Riccitelli is the son of legendary Argentine winemaker, Jorge Riccitelli, who made the wines at Catena and Norton for many decades. A breakout star from a young age, Matías was born in Cafayate, Salta, a small village in northern Argentina where winemaking is an omnipresent trade and way of life. He grew up between Cafayate and Mendoza, studying and working with his dad, who was his winemaking mentor. From there, he went on to travel much of the wine world, learning along the way, and returned to Mendoza to serve as chief winemaker for two of Argentina’s top wineries, Fabre Montmayou and Bodega Norton. 

Matías Riccitelli started his boutique winery in 2009, located in Las Compuertas at 1100 meters above sea level. It is the highest area of Lujan de Cuyo, and here he tends 20 hectares of ungrafted old vineyards. Matías also works with small, independent growers that own their lands at the bottom of the Andes halfway between 1000 and 1700 meters above sea level - in Gualtallary, Chacayes, Altamira and La Carrera. All harvests are conducted by hand and fermentation takes place in small concrete vats and concrete eggs. Purity and delicacy in winemaking are prized by Matías and great care is taken in preserving the fruit’s singularity in order to obtain vibrant wines.  Bodegas Catena and Norton winemaker Jorge Riccitelli, who won Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2012

'The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree' Malbec is made with hand-picked grapes from two of Riccitelli's three vineyards in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza and aged for 12 months French oak. Deep purple in color, with beautiful aromas and flavors of wild red fruits, vanilla, licorice and spice. This is a complex and rich wine with smooth, polished tannins and a long, savory finish. 

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