FAMILIA CECCHIN, Mendoza Organic
Located in Russell – Maipu, this 75-ha organic farm is owned and run by the Cecchin family since 1959.
Strict adherence to organic methods in the vineyard, limited yields and minimal interventions in the winery result in very articulate wines that truly reflect their terroir and capture the essence of the fruit.
The Malbec, a grape that Argentina has successfully appropriated, is made without the addition of sulphites. The nose opens up with enticing, ripe plum, bruised red cherries, liquorice, dark chocolate and a delicate earthiness. These lovely fruit and seeds are also found on the ripe, well-balanced palate and the natural acidity hold this eminently drinkable wine perfectly.
“Some Argentinean Malbecs can be frightening whoppers but not this one. Heady, fleshy nose. Savoury fruit on the palate, mild liquorice, warm length. Big but not dense. Lovely freshness, lovely stuff.” Raymond Blake, BLAKE ON WINE
` … A natural wine, made without the addition of sulphur, and also without the lavish use of new oak. Medium-bodied, with delicious pure damson and savoury dark berry fruits, this would make perfect barbecue fare for red meats.` John Wilson, Irish Times