Odfjellvineyards

Orzada Malbec

When the norwegian shipowner Dan Odfjell founded our winery, he embarked upon adventure filled with challenge and promise. Orzada is a nautical term for sailing up against the wind before setting a direction. Our Orzada wines reflect our staking a course in pursuit of a beautiful and memorable wine.

Composition:95% Malbec / 5% Syrah
Vineyards:Lontué Valley.
Age:50 year old vines.

HARVEST

Harvest date: Beginning of April 2012
Brix: 24,5 to 25° brix.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

Elegant in nose displaying blackberries and floral notes such as violet, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. In palate is well balanced, medium acidity, sweet and velvety tannins. The finish has a nice harmonic persistence in mouth.

Composition: 100% Malbec Organic
Vineyards: Ribera del Río Claro vineyard, Lontué Valley.
Age: 60 year old vines.

HARVEST

Harvest date: Beginning of April 2012
Brix: 24,5 to 25° brix.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

Concentrated and dark red violet. The nose is pleasant and elegant, starting with black fruits such as blueberries and blackberries followed by attractive oak and tobacco notes together with hints of ink.
The palate is powerful; with firm, meaty and mature tannins. The balanced and velvety sensation in the mouth is very persistent and combines nicely with the refreshing acidity.

Composition: 100% Malbec
Vineyards: Malbec from organically Certified Vineyard in the
  Lontué Valley.
Age: 50 year old vines.

HARVEST

Harvest date: Beginning of April 2011
Brix: 24 to 25° brix.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

Concentrated and dark red violet. The nose is pleasant and elegant, starting with black fruits such as blueberries and blackberries followed by attractive oak and tobacco notes together with hints of ink.
The palate is powerful; with firm, meaty and mature tannins. The balanced and velvety sensation in the mouth is very persistent and combines nicely with the refreshing acidity.

Orzada Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 JS 92 ? W&S 91 ? KWC Gold Medal
Orzada Carignan 2012 IWC Silver Medal ? JR 17.5 ? DES 91
Orzada Carignan 2013 WS 90 ? JS 90 ? JR 17.5 ? DES 91
Orzada Carignan 2014 JS 93 ? KWC Silver Medal
Orzada Malbec 2011 JS 90 ? DES 92
Orzada Malbec 2012 RP 90
Orzada Malbec 2013 DES 91 ? LACAV 91

References
WS: Wine Spectator RP: Robert Parker The Wine Advocate DEC: Decanter
JS: James Suckling JR: Jancis Robinson W&S: Wine & Spirits
DES: Descorchados LACAV: Club de Amantes del Vino IWC: International Wine Challenge