The Seeker Malbec 2011

Aromas of fresh red fruit and spice dominate. On the palate, this wine is smooth and robust, with juicy, ripe black cherry flavors culminating in a lingering, spicy finish. Fruit comes from vineyard sites in Agrelo and Vistaflores in Lujan de Cuyo and grapes are handpicked, destemmed and manually sorted, with only perfectly ripe fruit contributing to Winemaker Didier Debono’s luscious Malbec blend. Cold maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at 6-8°C (43-46°F) for 4-5 days to extract aromatic precursors. Post-fermentation maceration lasts from 7-10 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in French oak for one year, followed by a minimum of two months in bottle before release. Perfectly matched to cured or grilled meats, game, Cajun and Indian-style foods and tinkering with creations . . . never mind the crash. [+]