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Tikal Natural 2015 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
WA
91
Additional vintages
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
I also tasted the 2015 Natural, which was a good chance to compare the two vintages of this Malbec with 30% Syrah from Vista Flores. All their wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and there are no corrections, so the wines show the character of the vintage faithfully. This is the wine that seems to have had less influence from the élevage, showing the work they do in the vineyard. 2015 was a cooler vintage and it resulted in a fresher wine, with good acidity and a fruit-driven nose. It has intense flavors, nice fruit and a very good core of acidity. Very good.
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Tikal Natural 2015 750ml

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Region: Cuyo

Argentina's Cuyo region has, for several decades now, been renowned worldwide for the high quality of its fruit-forward and remarkably flavorful wines. The arid region includes such famous provinces as the Mendoza, and wineries in Cuyo often have generations of experience when it comes to making the most of the mineral rich yet arid soils which typify the mountainous landscape. The Desaguadero River and its tributaries form many natural valleys through the Cuyo region, and as such, irrigation has long since provided the dry and dusty vineyard with a fertile and crystal-clear water source, straight from the snowy peaks of the nearby Andes. Although Malbec is the grape varietal most commonly associated with Cuyo, wineries continue to experiment with other varietals there, and the wine industry of Cuyo in Argentina continues to go from strength to strength.
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Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.