Cholila Ranch Malbec
Bodega Malma ( NQN - Cholila Ranch )
Argentina - Patagonia   

Cholila is the name of a town in Patagonia, but more famously, it was the location of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid's ranch. The outlaws bought the ranch in 1901 and lived there for about 4 years before they were forced to sell it & flee to evade detectives. 

Cholila Ranch Malbec shows a deep purple color, and aromas of ripe plum and mulberry with violet hints. Ripe black fruits and fig on the palate combine with touches of smoke and vanilla. Powerful yet balanced with a persistent finish.

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Wine Type
100% Malbec
Soil type
Ancient Pleistocene terrace. Shallow soils. Good drainage. Coarse fragments.
The estate-grown grapes are manually harvested, carefully sorted, and destemmed. The wine undergoes traditional maceration for 21 days with selected yeasts. Aged in American and French oak for 2 months, followed by a minimum of 6 months bottle aging prior to release.

Reviews and News

2018 Cholila Ranch Malbec - 90 PTS - W&S

2018 Cholila Ranch Malbec - 90 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"A label from Bodegas Malma, Cholila Ranch takes its name from the cabin in Argentina where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid holed up in 1901. Today, Malma farms 314 acres of vines in San Patricio del Chañar; this wine, from estate-grown fruit, captures the area’s cool climate in its lavender scents and herbal spice. It feels fresh and bright, carrying its concentrated fruit with elegance and ease. —T.Q.T.”
- Wine & Spirits (June 2020), 90 pts

2018 Cholila Ranch Malbec - 87 PTS - VINOUS

2018 Cholila Ranch Malbec - 87 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Dark red with ruby tones. Red and darker fruits and a whiff of licorice on the nose. Then surprisingly sweet (3.6 g/l r.s.) and easygoing on the palate, showing good stuffing and balance. A touch of herbal character wakes up the wine's dark fruit flavors. This uncomplicated Malbec finishes with smooth tannins.- Stephen Tanzer”
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (September 2019), 87 pts

Producer Information: Bodega Malma ( NQN - Cholila Ranch )

Bodega Malma was born as part of a new Patagonia winemaking project in Neuquen’s San Patricio del Chañar province. The wines launched in 2004.

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