Original
11 Ratings
Rigal Malbec The Original

Wine Details

Vineyard

Rigal

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

France

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Combination of Rosé of draining and pressing. Low-temperature fermentation during 3 weeks in stainless tanks. Colorful and generous, crisp rosé with aromas of red berries and fine spicy notes. It combines delicacy and elegance.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) The Terroir of the superior terraces of the Lot valley is ideal to yield concentrated and aromatic berries, thanks to a favorable sunny exposition and a limited hydric supply. Follow-up work in the vineyard, on carefully selected plots, is particularly well supervised to guarantee the quality of the grapes for this wine. Rigal’s team of oenologists sets up a specific wine-making process to improve the aromatic extraction of Malbec. The grapes are macerated at warm temperature before fermentation, immediately followed by a cooling time to preserve the flavor extraction. The Original Malbec is perfect to drink fresh, within three years, with red meats, salads and sweet and sour cuisine.