Battle Axe Malbec color is an attractive dark cherry-red with violet hues. Displaying great intensity fruity aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums stand out against a background of fine toasty hints from ageing in top-quality oak. Warm, intense and well-structured on the palate, with an explosion of fruit flavors underscored by light oaky notes.With it’s deep, inky-red color and intense, complex flavor - particularly the distinct taste of plum - Battle Axe Malbec has notes of blackberry, pepper, tobacco and leather. The wine’s robust tannins make it perfect for pairing with steak.
Wine Maker Notes
Situated within Lujan de Cuyo appellation, the 75 acre BattleAxe vineyard is part of the Agrelo district, considered one of the most important vineyard districts of Argentina. The vineyard site is 3326 feet above sea level and lies at the base of the Aconcagua mountains, the highest peaks in the Americas. Grown using sustainable viticulture practices in crisp, pollution-free air, the vineyard is irrigation fed by naturally pure, melted snow from the Andes. The fine-grained sandy soil is considered the best in the province. Warm days are offset by cool nights plunging by as much as 45°F - an extraordinary variance that enhances richness of wine’s aroma/flavor, and deepens color. The vineyard is planted exclusively with Malbec vines that range in age from 80 years old to 100+. These original French Malbec clones produce very low yields with intense concentration of fruit favor. The Battleaxe vineyard is always thinned by hand and hand harvested.