The 2008 Tilia Malbec presents a dark purple color with violet highlights. The nose offers bright black cherry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with ripe, concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit flavors interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging. This finish shows ripe, silky tannins.
Tilia, the Latin name for Linden, is a traditional tree throughout the wine country of Mendoza. Its flowers are used to make a popular herbal tea with calming properties. The Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda, a Catena family winery in eastern Mendoza dedicated to the value segment of the Argentine domestic market. The Tilia wines are made by Alejandro Viggiani, a winemaker and viticulturalist that is in charge of all Catena family vineyards in eastern Mendoza.
|Wine maker notes
|Tilia wines are made from a blend of fruit sourced from the Eastern and Southern regions of Mendzoa.
|Aging / Barrels : 6 months in French and American oak
Fermentation : Selected yeast, max temp. ferm. 26/28°C, 12 days, with a maceration of 21 days
Alcohol : 13.5 %
Total Acidity : 5.10
pH : 3.80