The Broadbent name has been synonymous with fine wine for more than four decades, beginning with the renowned career of British wine critic,writer and auctioneer Michael Broadbent and continuing with his son, the importer Bartholomew Broadbent. Broadbent has partnered with family-owned wineries around the globe to produce wines rich with the essence of place and tradition. Broadbent wines represent authentic character and infinite pleasure. This Malbec is fresh with delicious fruit character, spicy plum notes and a silky and seductive finish. Produced and bottled in Mendoza, Argentina.
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Year Founded: First Release 2010
Proprietors: Bartholomew Broadbent
Winemaker: Broadbent wines are made to the specification of Bartholomew Broadbent in collaboration with our partners in Argentina.
Size of property: Grapes supplied by contract wine growers.
Terroir: Argentina has near perfect conditions for the cultivation of grapes. Hot days allow for fully ripened grapes and cool nights provide complexity. Desert-like conditions mean the vineyards are typically healthy and need minimal intervention - most of Argentina has never been touched by Phyloxera. Rainfalls of 200mm (8inches) per year mean that irrigation is important. An elaborate canal system, dating back to the Pre-Colombian Incan Empire, distributes mountain spring water from the Andes to the many vineyards of Mendoza. Soils are mostly alluvial clay, sand and rock, low in organic material which help naturally control vine vigor and yield and provides excellent drainage. The location of Mendoza in the high altitude Andean foothills with vineyards averaging between 3,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level is an important part of what makes this region unique.
Annual Production: 5,000 cases
Varieties Cultivated: Malbec