- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Medium Bodied
- 14% alc./vol
About the Winery
Matías RiccitelliMatías Riccitelli was born in Cafayete, Salta. He identifies as a traveler and a tireless dreamer. After countless harvests throughout the world, he decided to combine everything he has learned and dedicate himself to exploring the excellent terroirs of Mendoza and the teachings of his mentor, and father, Jorge Riccitelli.
Matías 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.
Blackberry with some plum and dried tobacco on the nose, following through to a full body with tight, medium-chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Still a bit tight now, but will show even more beautifully with a little bottle age. Try after 2021.
91 Points - Luis Gutiérrez
The floral and fruit-driven 2020 Hey Malbec! is young and juicy, very drinkable, varietal and balanced, from a warm year when they managed to contain the ripeness. The palate is round and fleshy. Very good.