2020 Michelini i Mufatto "GY" Tupungato Mendoza (Previously $30)

SKU #1606974 93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 GY is a blend of 65% Malbec and 35% Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary, Uco Valley and was aged in an old foudre. A vivid purple in color, the pure, expressive nose offers aromas of fresh plum and blackcurrant with hints of herb and violet and a whiff of jalapeño. In the mouth, it’s compact with finely grained, chalky tannins, verticality and tension. A wine bursting with lively expression. (JH) Inner quote mark (11/2021)

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By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/8/2022 | Send Email
While Malbec is the undisputed varietal champion of Argentina. In the past the one grape that they would most regularly blend with it was Cabernet Sauvignon. That makes sense, that is the undisputed varietal champion of the world. Things are slowly changing in Argentina, and Michelini i Mufatto and one of the wineries that are spearheading this change. What is it? Using Cabernet Franc. This is the most exciting varietals in Argentina right now, especially in the Uco Valley. It excels in the same conditions that Malbec does. So what does it bring to the party that the Sauvignon doesn’t? Less tannin, a little more acid, and a little more of that tobacco/ herbaceous notes. When they are blended together the wine has a touch more tannin, part of the charm of Malbec is the soft tannins, so a little extra tannin helps frame the wine but doesn’t interfere with the overall softness of the wine. What is the most interesting to the wine nerd in me is how the aromatics work together. The floral aromatics of the Malbec, subdues the herbaceous qualities of the Cabernet Franc. It changes it into more of a mountain herbal tone. The fruit tones have a very similar quality. Lots of black berries, plums, and dark cherries. There is a unique earthiness to this wine that speaks to the appellation. Gualtallary is a very special place in Mendoza. It has a very unique soil, there is a lot of limestone and Calcium Carbonate covered stones in the soil. That also gives the wine a little extra aromatic lift and an additional fine minerality on the finish. This wine is delicious, it also has a sneaky complexity to it. This wine is more serious than such an easy drink should be. For me Cabernet Franc has become Malbec's most exciting dancing partner and this wine should get you just as excited about that pairing

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