PABLO Y WALTER is a celebration of Mendoza, the colour, culture and flavour of this vibrant, beautiful place, it is a celebration of friendship. The wine is the lovechild of Walter Bressia and Eric Monnin and is an unique and exciting project. The idea was to make a great value Mendozan Malbec labelled to reflect the vibrancy and life Mendoza oozes along with the longstanding friendship between two contemporaries... Walter Bressia was the winemaker at Nieto Senetiner when Paul (Pablo) Boutinot took on the agency some 15 years ago, so Pablo y Walter book-ends Boutinot's experience in Mendoza.
Produced from 25 year old vines in the Agrelo district of Mendoza, close to Walter's bodega in the rain-shadow of the Cordon del Plata.
The unwooded Malbec vinified in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and brightness of the fruit. Walter bought three spankingly new 25000-litre steel tanks specifically for this project and subsequently somehow crow-barred them into his small family bodega.
A really pure expression of Malbec, deep red almost purple in colour and wonderfully aromatic with lifted violet, red currant and cassis notes. Muy, muy fantastic, richly bloody, vibrant, Latin and velveteen.
Great with a juicy rump steak, churrasco de chorizo marinated with garlic, parsley and olive oil, grilled vegetables with chimichurri sauce. Or try it chilled - seriously, a cool version of this wine opens up a whole new world!