The Wine: WTF Malbec 2015
WTF Malbec 2015 is a red natural wine made from 100% Malbec from Los Chacayes, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina, grown on alluvial soli with chalky topsoil and loamy clay at the bottom, 1250 meters above sea level. The grapes are hand-harvested into small bins and then put into stainless steel tanks, many in whole bunches, where they ferment spontaneously with native yeast. Grapes are then pressed and about 85% of the wine takes a final 6-month break to age in concrete pools while the rest hangs in fourth-use oak barrels. WTF Malbec 2015 is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with no added sulfites.
The Producer: WTF & Casa de Uco
WTF - Wednesday Thursday Friday - is a group of young natural wine enthusiasts based in New York City who partnered with boutique winery Casa de Uco, led by winemaker Alberto Antonini - and made some delicious Malbec and Torrontes
The Region: Uco Valley • Mendoza • Argentina