El Payador Malbec
A deep violet red in colour with bright crimson highlights and a ripe and expressive nose of cherries, raspberries and fresh citrus with subtle notes of spicy oak. The palate is medium bodied with vibrant red berry flavours framed by rounded tannins and savoury complexity. An impressively long, dry finish.
2019 was an excellent vintage across the board with some saying it was the best quality in a decade although yields were slightly down. 2019 provided nearly ideal growing conditions delivering well-structured wines that feature fine-grained tannins and ripe fruit flavours.
Hand harvested before grape sorting, in vineyard and winery, and complete de-stemming. Fermented in open stainless steel tanks at a cool temperate with hand plunging for seven to tens days. Primarily matured in stainless steel with around 20% matured in seasoned French oak.
The Payada is a competitive composing and singing of verses native to Argentina, usually accompanied by guitar. The performer is called a Payador and in performance two or more payadores will compete to produce the most eloquent verse. Each answering questions posed by the other, often insulting.