Argentinian Wine Specialist Since 1993

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Pietro Marini Malbec 2014

Slightly woody on the nose, El Transito has created a wine with with a subtle flavour that seasoned Malbec drinkers will appreciate and find refreshingly new. As well as the usual notes of  vanilla and blackberry, there's a note of plums, and a vaguely mineral flavour present which marks it out from the rest of the crowd

A truly singular wine shaped by the terroir. The high altitude (1750 metres above sea level) and extremely dry weather of the Calchaqui Valley create a Malbec unlike any other. Slightly woody on the nose, El Transito has created a wine with with a subtle flavour that seasoned Malbec drinkers will appreciate and find refreshingly new. As well as the usual notes of vanilla and blackberry there are a note of plums, and a fresh, almost mineral flavour present, which marks it out from the rest of the crowd.
 

MEET the winemaker…

Pietro Marini - Bodega El Transito

At the begining of 2012 Tim Atkin, Master of Wine and award winning journalist, tasted over five hundred wines from Argentina.  One of the wineries that impressed him greatly was Bodega El Transito located in Cafayate, at over 6,000 feet, in the north-western province of Salta.  He includes this in his ten wineries to watch and he also rates the wines particularly highly.

The roots of the El Transito winemaking tradition stretch back to the end of the nineteenth century when the current owner's great grandfather, Pietro Marini, emigrated from Italy and settled in Cafayate.  The tradition has been handed down and is now in its fourth generation, in the very capable hands of Andrés Nanni.  

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