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Enrique Foster Ique Malbec 2013

Enrique Foster Ique Malbec 2013Score: 88

Province: MendozaEnrique Foster Ique Malbec 2013

Subregion: Lujan de Cuyo

Grapes: 100% Malbec

A great everyday malbec – smooth and flavorful, with a depth that develops after being opened for a while. There’s not too much sweetness and a nice, under control dose of acid to help with food pairings. Will surely be a friendly companion to red sauce pastas and pizzas, if not the heartiest meats. Perhaps the best Ique malbec yet!

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A Chat with Javier Lo Forte of Pulenta Estate

Have you ever heard of a winery whose guiding principle was humility? That's what Javier Lo Forte says about Pulenta Estate, where he has been the head winemaker since 2011. We at Argovino recently had a chance to speak to him about the Pulenta family's unique enterprise in Mendoza.

Pulenta has been one of the great names behind Argentine wine for more than a century. In 1997, the Pulenta family sold its controlling interest in Trapiche - still an enormous producer today - and Hugo and Eduardo Sr. decided to found their own winery. Since 2002, the winery has used grapes from two vineyards that the family kept for itself: the Agrelo vineyard planted in 1991, and the Uco Valley vineyard planted in 1981.

In the past decade, Pulenta Estate wines have taken their place among the boutique brands most representative of the classic Mendozan style. With a strong desire to serve the market, Javier says the current generations of the Pulenta family - Eduardo Sr. and Eduardo Jr. - have a strategy designed to mix traits that will please connoisseurs and the everyday drinker. "Our style speaks of wines that are elegant, with finesse, but drinkable and accessible," Javier says. The idea "is always to deliver to the consumer the same quality and the same style year after year."

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