Bodega Goulart "M" The Marshall Malbec Reserva 2018
"The Marshall" pays tribute to the founder. Its deep ruby-red color and brooding flavors of blackberry and wild cherry yield a complex, yet elegant wine. Well-integrated notes of tobacco and minerals are present as well due to the oak aging. It is well structured with a balanced acidity and big, sweet tannins. Further dimension comes from aging in French barrels for eight months. Enjoy with grilled red meats.
100% Malbec. Produced and bottled by INV B-72122. Bodega Goulart dates back to Marshall Gastao Goulart, who was the leader of Brazil's Constitutional Revolution in 1932. In 1915, while living in Mendoza, he purchased 2 separate 38-acre properties and planted them with malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Many years later in 1988, his granddaughter Erika brought the old vineyards back to life and established a winery in Mendoza to vinify the fruits of their family's labor. Located in Lujan de Cuyo in the province of Mendoza, the estate benefits from its proximity to the Mendoza River, as well as the area's sunny climate. Among the winery's vineyards is the Don Pedro vineyard—named for Erika's eldest son—which is located in the prestigious Lunlunta area, home to only five wine producers. The Goulart estate also includes the Don Lucas vineyard, named for Erika's youngest son, and the Don Jose vineyard, named for Erika's husband. The grapes for this wine are selected from the oldest vineyard rows. The intensity of low-yielding old vines produces some of the best malbecs in the world. "The maximum expression of Malbec in a bottle" (Eric Goulart, Winemaker and President).