Casarena Reservado Malbec 2018

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Notes: Plum, Blackberries, Black Cherry Raspberry, Pomegranate Pepper Clay Coffee, Tobacco, Leather

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Mendoza, Argentina

Maker: Casarena


  • Malbec

Fermentation: Heavy Wood



Asian Food Pairing: Thai BBQ, Beef teppanyaki, Rogan Josh lamb curry

Western Food Pairing: Steak, stir fried sirloin strips (Lomo Saltado), venison stew, grilled or roasted vegetables, hard cheddar.


Casarena Reservado Malbec 2018

Casarena Reservado Malbec is a fruity Malbec from Luján de Cuyo. Intense deep red colour with purplish hues. The nose recalls aromas of violets, vanilla, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. Dense and sweet in the mouth with silky soft tannins and a bright acidity on the medium to full-bodied palate. Generous black fruit flavours (blackberry, blueberry, plum, cherry) with a hint of strawberries and plenty of tobacco, mocha, vanilla and leather spices as a result of its passage in oak barrels. Closes with a long and persistent finish.

100% Malbec. The grapes come from a mixture of Casarena's own vineyards in Luján de Cuyo, mainly from Agrelo and Perdiel.
Double manual selection of the grapes. After a careful destemming, the berries go through a cold whole-berry fermentation. To assure maximum aromatic expression, natural alcoholic fermentation occurs first at low temperatures. In French oak barrels, the wine experiences a spontaneous malolactic fermentation and then natural clarification. Finally, the wine ages for 12 months in second-use French oak barrels.

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 A mixture of vineyards from Luján de Cuyo, mainly from Agrelo and Perdriel, here is a search to obtain a greater freshness, a redder fruit. And it is achieved. In the Luján wine scene, it is good that there is malbec that is rich in red fruits and with little presence of wood.