Tasting notes: Bressia ‘Profundo’ Malbec Blend 2016
Bressia ‘Profundo’ Malbec 2016 The nose includes intense with brooding aromas of dark plum and cherry as well as vanilla and warm oak. An opulent and rich palate with great concentration, elegance and length with flavours of plum, cherries and luscious blackberries. This is an awesome expression of Bressia’s vineyards and talent.
Food Match: Bressia ‘Profundo’ Malbec Blend 2016
Try with a juicy grilled steak or a good old fashioned steak and kidney pie
Profundo simply translates as ‘profound’. The wise and legendary Argentinian winemaker, Walter Bressia, wanted to make a wine which
went beyond single varietal expression, to create something special and with passion that reflects the terroir of Agrelo and Uco Valley.
There’s something very special going on down a dusty track in one of the farther-flung out posts of Mendoza. A winemaker for years (‘for other people…’ as he puts it), Walter Bressia has spent decades quietly accruing relationships with growers and has emerged with an eclectic portfolio from six sites that, he believes, represents the very best of the region.
Walter Bressia and son Walter Jnr, are crafting their own very compelling expressions of the region and these are intensely personal wines. There’s a kind of secrecy to their source, you can visit the vineyards and they are indeed impressive, gnarly old things, beautifully tended, but there is alchemy back at the bodega. Walter’s fabulous finds have been spun into wines of depth and character. Production isn’t huge but the quality and personality of the wines are.