Val de Flores
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VAL DE FLORES Mendoza


FICHE TECHNIQUE


APPELLATION / Valle de Uco, Mendoza

CÉPAGES / 100% Malbec

SUPERFICIE / 10 hectares.

AGE DES VIGNES / Plus de 50 ans.

SOLS / Alluvions et limons profonds.

VINIFICATION /

- Vendanges et double tri manuels véhiculées par gravité et pigeages en petite cuves béton et barriques neuves de chêne français pour la fermentation alcoolique.

- Fermentation malolactique dans les mêmes barriques.

ELEVAGE / 18 mois dans les mêmes barriques.

PRODUCTION / 30.000 bouteilles.

PREMIER MILLÉSIME / 2002

 

DÉGUSTATION


Réalisée le lundi 10 janvier 2011

  • MILLÉSIME 2006

Robe : rubis profond, reflet fuschia.

Nez : sous-bois, cuir, champignon, avec des notes de grillé/boisé après aération.

Bouche : charnue, avec des touches vanillées et un léger boisé. La finale s’équilibre entre le tabac et le raisin sec, l’ensemble est d’une élégance classique et de bon aloi. Un vin sérieux et doté d’un bel équilibre.

 

  • MILLÉSIME 2007

Robe : rubis, dense, avec une note violine.

Nez : frais, sur les fruits rouges (fraise, framboise) et noirs (mûres, myrtilles) confiturés, avec des arômes de boisé/vanillé et une touche minérale.

Bouche : croquante, sur un joli fruité, pleine de vivacité, de nervosité et de fraîcheur depuis l’attaque jusqu’à la finale,  persistante sur de légères notes réglissées. Un vin dynamique et exaltant.

 

ILS EN ONT PARLÉ…


>>EN FRANCE

  • MILLÉSIME 2003

>> REVUE DES VINS DE FRANCE

Avril 2006

Les vins incontournables :

Val de Flores «… Meilleur pur Malbec d’Argentine… »

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  • MILLÉSIME 2004

>> LE FIGARO

Décembre 2007

Val de Flores « Meilleur vin étranger de l’année»

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>>A L’ÉTRANGER
  • MILLÉSIME 2003

>> DECANTER 2006

… Proof you can make wine with just Malbec. This is a beautiful floral aroma and a fantastically smooth, complex and rich palata, with gréât balance. Wonderful wine.

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  • MILLÉSIME 2004

>> WINE ADVOCATE

Wine Advocate #174 – Dec 2007

The 2004 Val de Flores Malbec was made in consultation with Michel Rolland. The grapes were sourced from a 50+ year old vineyard in the Vista Flores region of Mendoza. The wine was aged for 14 months in new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Opaque purple-colored, it offers an alluring perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, blueberry, and black cherry jam. This leads to a full-bodied, smoothly-textured, elegant Malbec with gobs of flavor, silky tannins concealed under a blanket of sweet fruit, and a long, pure finish. Built to last, it will unfurl over the next 6-8 years and drink well through 2030. 

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  • MILLÉSIME 2005

>> WINE ADVOCATE

Wine Advocate #180 – Dec 2008

The 2005 Malbec is more evolved and broader on the palate than its younger sibling as well as smoother in texture. However, it does not have as much aging potential although it is a powerful effort by any measure. It should be at its best from 2012 to 2023.

These top-notch offerings from Val de Flores are known as -The Rolland Collection- after the peripatetic vigneron Michel Rolland who made them. The two Malbecs are first-class.

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  • MILLÉSIME 2006

>> WINE ADVOCATE

Wine Advocate #180 – Dec 2008

The 2007 Val de Flores Malbec was sourced from vines over 50 years of age and aged in French oak for 14 months. It is a glass-coating opaque purple color with an expressive bouquet of balsam wood, Asian spices, incense, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry. Full-bodied and mouth-coating, this intensely flavored, impeccably balanced Malbec has the stuffing to evolve for several more years and will offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022.

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  • MILLÉSIME 2007

>> WINE ADVOCATE

Wine Advocate #192 – Dec 2010

The purple/black 2006 Malbec reveals a superb bouquet of pain grille, mineral, violets, espresso, black cherry, and black berry. Full-bodied, dense, and massive on the palate, this opulent wine has layers of savory, spicy flavor, great depth and concentration, as well as 6-8 years of aging potential. Cellar this serious effort through 2015 and enjoy it for another 15 years thereafter.

These top-notch offerings from Val de Flores are known as -The Rolland Collection- after the peripatetic vigneron Michel Rolland who made them. The two Malbecs are first-class.


  • MILLÉSIME 2010

>> INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR

(mostly old-vines malbec; aged 14 months in new French oak): Bright saturated ruby. Musky aromas of blackberry, violet, truffle and smoked meat; reductive and rather syrah-like. Lush on entry, then smooth and wild in the middle, with a saline character to its flavors of blackberry, cocoa powder and nutty oak. Very broad and full but not heavy thanks to a lovely combination of sweetness and supporting acidity. Classically dry, resounding finish shows suave tannins and terrific length. This should be a crowd-pleaser.