92 points, Vinous |
About the Wine
92 points, Vinous
“The 2019 Malbec Bestial from Alto Vista Flores in the Uco Valley was 60% aged in new and used French barrels. Reddish-purple in the glass. The nose offers notes of vanilla, cedar, sandalwood, and coconut with hints of mint, cherry, and camphor. Creamy with a liqueur-like character, the refined tannins sculpt a juicy palate while the finish is enhanced by the oak.”
About The Winery
Matias Fraga is a former restaurant business entrepreneur who never expected to become a winegrower. His background in restaurant business and wine distribution gave him the chance to meet the Catena family, for whom he would later work for over a decade, learning many of the aspects of wine growing and wine business. In 2010, he had a unique opportunity to buy an abandoned Malbec vineyard in an up-and-coming area in the heart of Uco Valley named 'Vistaflores'. Although initially the place was in very bad shape, he believed that with patience and hard work he could turn it into an iconic vineyard. Today, his hard work has paid off with MAAL's unique range of Malbec wines.