Vina Las Brujas Malbec 2018

£13.50

It’s said that when Alexander the Great reached the shores of the Arabian Sea he wept because there were no new lands left to conquer. We sometimes feel like that...

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It’s said that when Alexander the Great reached the shores of the Arabian Sea he wept because there were no new lands left to conquer. We sometimes feel like that (arrogant much?), that the wine map has been filled in and there are no new secrets left to uncover. How wrong we both were. Just as there were continents left untouched by Macedonians, the wine world is continuously evolving and new regions constantly emerging.
Uruguay is one of the new frontiers of wine. While a few years ago we only associated the country with Luis Suarez and legal cannabis, today we think of it as one of the most exciting wine producing countries in the world. Slowly becoming known for the Tannat variety, Uruguayan growers are also bottling excellent Malbec.
Vina Las Brujas Malbec has a fresh, vibrant palate of forest berries, red and black cherries, combining with sweet spice on a bed of finely grained tannins and velvety structure. Alexander would probably have wept if he had tried this because it’s so delicious… Big cry baby.
In 1991, Luis Alberto Gimenez and his wife Marta Mendez, with long tradition in the wine business decided to start producing premium wines for the domestic and international market. Strong efforts were necessary to produce unique wine styles representative of the Uruguayan terroir. Focus since the beginning was on the national Uruguayan grape, Tannat. Gimenez Mendez is now one of the leading wine exporters of the country, producing outstanding terroir driven wines.
Gimenez Mendez has three vineyards in the Las Brujas region each with its own distinct microclimate and great emphasis has been placed on matching appropriate grape varieties with plots of land.
The Grapes were hand harvested and manually sorted before destemming and crushing. The must was macerated with its skin at low temperatures before fermentation to extract aromatics without over extracting tannins. Delicate fermentation at temperatures between 14-17°C with selected yeast for 8 days. The wine undergoes oak aging for 3 months before blending and bottling.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
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Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.