2019 Trothe Limited Malbec

The deep plum color, bordering on opaque, complements high-toned aromas of black, brambly fruits and more subtle notes of clove, violets, and cocoa powder. Mouthwatering acidity adds lift to intense flavors on the palate—weaving in hints of graphite and vanilla—where a billowing sheet of silky tannins unfolds, creating an elegant yet full, mouthfeel that lingers on the finish.

2019 Trothe Limited Malbec
  • 14.8%
  • 5.8 G/L
  • 3.76
  • September 2021
  • September 2022
Growing Season

The 2019 growing season was bookended by unseasonably cool weather. A late start to the vintage saw good fruit set, followed by an intensely hot summer that sped up phenolic and fruit ripening. Overall, an intriguing year for the vine—culminating in a cool close to the season with grapes yielding luxuriously elegant tannins, ripe flavors, and vibrant acidity.

Vineyard Details

In order to capture a balance of ripe fruit and fresh acidity, Trothe fruit was the first picked in most blocks.

  • 100% Malbec
  • MB06
  • Clone 4
  • 2 Barrels

Block MB06

Clone 4, planted 2006, 9x6 spacing, slight southern slope, moderate to cool site, 1040 ft. elevation, Warden silt loam soil

Cellaring

The velvety tannins are expressive of a riper vintage and make our Cabernet approachable now—especially paired with heartier fare—however, the wine will continue to develop over the next 8-10 years to unveil even greater complexity, maintaining bright freshness throughout.

Vinification

The 2019 Trothe Cabernet Sauvignon was vinified using several different methods, such as concrete fermenters, each matched to the specifics of the blocks and fruit characteristics. The result is a complex blend that accentuates the individuality of each block. The wine was aged over 23 months in 77% new French oak, followed by 13 months in bottle.