Awarded a Gold medal and 95 points at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).
For other 2021 DWWA winners, click here.
The 2018 vintage was awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2020 South American supplement article, Argentina: My Top 25.
Finca Sophenia Estate Reserve Malbec 2018 - April 2020 Decanter review
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes. Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined it allows Julia Halupzcok, the winemaker and consultant Matias Michelini, the opportunity to produce wines with utmost expression. In August 2019 they achieved the sustainability certification in accordance with the Bodegas de Argentina Sustainabilityl, duly certified by Letis, a company dedicated to the certification and auditing of international standards in quality and sustainability.
The biggest and most important of Argentina`s wine regions, Mendoza includes a wide variety of altitudes and micro-climates to allow a huge range of wine styles. Many early winemakers were of Italian origin and brought with them their native Barbera, Bonarda and Sangiovese. However, it is Malbec, originally from Bordeaux and the south west of France, that has established the most successful presence in Mendoza.
See the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.
Finca Sophenia, Estate Reserve Malbec 2019 - fiche technique
Intense ruby color with violet notes. Aromas of fresh red fruits stand out with a floral presence, perfectly harmonized with the contribution of aromas of spices, cocoa and vanilla given its aging in oak providing complexity. The palate is soft with sweet and velvety tannins and a long after taste.
Pairs well with grilled steak with a pepper sauce, spiced beef and Mexican dishes.