Buenalma – Malbec 2016
Producer: Finca Dinamia
Certified Organic | Demeter Certified. Read more.
A wonderful biodynamic Malbec from Mendoza, it takes a few sips to begin to understand this wine. It is slightly smokey with some spiciness, and has a kind of sublime magic to it.
Deep ruby in colour with a rustic nose of brambles, dried herbs and cloves, the palate is full bodied with concentrated black fruits, mocha, black olives and a slight spicy pepper note on the finish. The production of this wine uses a `hands off` approach, the fermentation starts naturally with wild yeasts and a gentle partial oak ageing imparts spice and complexity.
Pairs well with BBQ meats, steaks, burgers and liver.
Buenalma – Malbec is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Buenalma – Malbec contains minimal added sulphites. Read more.
The biggest and most important of Argentina`s wine regions, Mendoza includes a wide variety of altitudes and micro-climates to allow a huge range of wine styles. Many early winemakers were of Italian origin and brought with them their native Barbera, Bonarda and Sangiovese. However, it is Malbec, originally from Bordeaux and the south west of France, that has established the most successful presence in Mendoza.
More from the producer:
Founded by Alejandro Bianchi (3rd generation of Fine Wine Producers of San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina). Based on years of professional expertise as marketing manager at Bodegas Bianchi, and motivated by his environmental spirit, he promotes the foundation of Finca Dinamia, a company specialized on the production of sustainable vineyards and wines, pioneer in this category in the south of Mendoza. Our premium flagship product is Buenalma Malbec wine, which holds the Organic – Biodynamic certification.
Finca Dinamia has, as its main goal, the collaboration with the improvement of our Planet Earth and the health of the environment where its vineyards are cultivated.
Born from the finest grapes of San Rafael, where the “terroir” shows an original and identifiable typical quality, it is suitable for obtaining high standard wines.
With a joint work of selection and manual harvest of bunches, our wines begin their production. The bunches are carried in boxes of 20 kilograms each towards the winery so as to prevent them from crushing or smashing. We receive the bunches for stalk removing and then they are stored into stainless steel tanks (Buenalma), and into cement egg-shaped containers (Dinamia), for the maceration and fermentation of the future wine of the year.
Looking to continue with our biodynamic philosophy for the vineyard, we use cement egg-shaped containers, in which we found that, due to their natural insulation, they maintain a constant temperature without using artificial cold, and inside its oval shape without edges there is a continuous movement of the liquid, which keeps the lees in suspension achieving the roundness in the tannins of our Malbec, so as to obtain a round and soft final product.
After the fermentation, the free-run wine is separated as it is aged part in oak barrels for a natural stabilization, and part in cement egg-shaped containers, using egg-white from organic laying hens as a natural clearing agent.
Finally, our oenologist cuts the wine with the best malbec of the year, and then the different ranges of wine are bottled according to their quality. This gives origin to our three labels: Buenalma Malbec Rose, Buenalma Malbec, Dinamia Reserva Malbec.