Nico by Luca 2019


An iconic 100% old-vine Malbec from the 80-year old Rosas Vineyard in the Uco Valley.

Noteworthy Distictions

  • Female Producer
  • Certified Sustainable - Bodegas de Argentina

Tasting Notes

Deep, dark color—you could use it in an inkwell! Dense and concentrated but never loses its ability to exude the red and black fruits and spice that are the true expression of Malbec in Mendoza. This is a huge wine that is a blend of old-vine grapes from 2 of Mendoza’s most respected growers, located in two different districts. Only 4 barrels produced. While you certainly could drink this now, it will improve considerably with 3-5 years in the bottle. If you do drink it now, decant a few hours before drinking.

Food Pairing

Try with meats such as beef, pork or chicken. Pairs well with aged cheeses.

Tech Details

Hand-harvested from vineyards located in Gualtallary Alto (Uco Valley). The vineyard was planted in 2012 from ancient plants brought from the Rosas vineyard, planted in 1937. The soil is comprised of sandy loam and calcareous soil with deep boulder-type stones of alluvial origin.

The wine is aged for 18-24 months, 50% in new and 50% 2nd use French oak barrels.

  • Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
  • Region: Gualtallary Alto (Uco Valley)
  • Avg Elevation: 5000 feet
  • Avg Age of Vines: 81 years
  • PH: 3.63
  • Alcohol: 14.2%
  • Size: 3/750ml
  • Cases Imported: 200
  • UPC: 835603001402