Vinalba introduces new Malbec blend
Buckingham Schenk has launched a new Malbec blend from Vinalba.
Vinalba Malbec Bonarda, which was created by winemaker Herve Joyaux Fabre, is a wine which demonstrates how well these two grape varieties blend together, according to the producer.
Bonarda is the second most planted red grape in Argentina, and this wine was created to take advantage of the supple tannins of the Malbec to blend them with the very fresh and crunchy fruit character of the Bonarda.
The wine has already been listed by Majestic Wine, where is retails at £9.99 or £7.99 as part of its mix six mechanic. Majestic already stocks six wines from Vinalba in its range and has listed the brand since it first launched in the UK in 2007.
The new wine is made from a blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Bonarda, from its vineyards in Valle de Uco, Mendoza. The wines are grown in the foothills of the Andes, more than 950m above sea level.
The new Malbec Bonarda will be one of the wines available to taste at La casa del Vino Vinalba in October, which is Vinalba’s own pop-up shop, which is being created as part of the brand’s 10th anniversary celebrations. The concept is one of the first of its kind in the UK from a still wine producer, and it will be open to the public from 3 to 7 October.