Matías Riccitelli Old Vines from Patagonia Malbec 2016
  • Red Wine
  • Malbec
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Matías Riccitelli Old Vines from Patagonia Malbec 2016

Mendoza, Argentina
Regular price $51.95per bottle ($311.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Rich & Smooth

Matías 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.

This wine is made from grapes that come from a single vineyard, that was planted ungrafted in 1967 in Guerrico area. Being by the bank of the Negro River, they grow on sandy and clay loam soils. It has a dark, rich nose with aromas of plum, sour cherry, cinnamon and burnt caramel. On the palate it is complex yet elegant, smooth, with hints of chocolatey notes on the long finish.

Pair with grilled meats or a cozy seat by the fire. 

About the Winery

Matías Riccitelli

Matías 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.

Press Reviews

Descorchados

93 points

For his Old Vines line, Matías Riccitelli selects old vineyards especially in the Río Negro area, a source rich in heritage from old vines. This comes from a vineyard planted in 1967 in the Guerrico area, on the banks of the Río Negro. The fruit flavors are firm and juicy, with a balanced acidity and slight herbal touches. It is a generous wine in every sense, in fruit, in acidity, in tense textures but, above all, in depth.