Argentinian Wine Specialist Since 1993


Pietro Marini Malbec Tardio 2016

A unique wine in so many ways.

On the nose there's cassis, figs, and prunes. In the mouth it displays an intensity and sweetness that intermingles with the dark fruit without ever feeling cloying. A woody finish adds finesse to a wine that will, on first sip, have you coming back for more. We recommend it as a winter aperitif or for drinking on a summer afternoon. 

How to explain the Malbec Tardio? Perhaps the most interesting wine we stock, it's somewhat of a hybrid; straddling the cavernous gap between light summer drinking and sticky dessert wine. It's as refreshing as rosé, robust as a Malbec, but sweet enough to enjoy with a pudding or cheese. You've likely never had a wine like it!! 

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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