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.
- 5.8 G/L
- September 2021
- September 2022
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.
In order to capture a balance of ripe fruit and fresh acidity, Trothe fruit was the first picked in most blocks.
- 100% Malbec
- Clone 4
- 2 Barrels
Clone 4, planted 2006, 9x6 spacing, slight southern slope, moderate to cool site, 1040 ft. elevation, Warden silt loam soil
The wine is lively and refined, and drinks well now. It will continue to show deeper integration and complexity over the next 5 to 10 years.
The 2019 Trothe Limited Malbec was a single-lot fermentation. The wine was aged over 22 months in 100% once-filled French oak barriques, followed by 13 months in bottle.