JS92 Some ripe blackberries and plums, as well as tar and smoke undertones. Juicy on the palate with a slightly chewy structure. Full body. Long, warming finish. Drink now.WA90 The clean, expressive and fruit-driven 2018 Viñalba Reserva Malbec has a dark opaque color and a brooding nose with notes of black fruit and violets; it’s quite varietal and with nicely integrated oak. It has a soft palate, with clean fruit flavors and almost unnoticeable tannins. It’s really pleasant and easy to drink. 310,000 bottles produced.
Estate Notes: The soils in our vineyards are ideal for grape growing with clay loam and have very good permeability. The vines grown in the foothills of mountain ranges, more than 950m above sea level. The vines are 15 years old on average with yields of 60hl/ha. Our Viñalba Malbec Reserve vines come from high-quality massale selected vineyards which use low frequency irrigation for controlling vigour and sun exposure to produce high-quality grapes. 100% Malbec aged in 60% French oak for 12 months.
Hervé J. Fabre, born in Bordeaux, arrived in Argentina in the early 1990s when Malbec was viewed as little more than a blending partner.
Seeing the incredible potential of the Argentine terroir, Hervé bought a number of Argentina’s oldest Malbec vineyards (planted in 1908) and in 1992 he built his first winery, Fabre Montmayou, in Luján de Cuyo, near Mendoza.
His Bordeaux background dictates an elegance and subtlety to his winemaking, and since 1992 he has dedicated all his savoir-faire and passion to his wines, being the first winemaker to elaborate a single varietal Malbec in Argentina.