Imperial Stag Reserva Iconic Red Mendoza
Imperial Stag Wines
Argentina - Mendoza   

This is a single vineyard planted with Malbec and Syrah with low yields (2.5 ton per acre for the Malbec and 3.5 ton per acre for the Syrah).

Bright and intense, full bodied red wine with violet hues at the lips. Elegant and savory, with silky persistence. Captivating aromas of currants, raspberries and other red fruits. Distinct tobacco and chocolate aroma melded with honey and amalgamated notes of pepper and nuts from its passage through French oak barrels.

Wine Type
55% Malbec and 45% Syrah
Age of vines
Malbec planted in 2008 ; Syrah planted in 2010
Soil type
Alluvial soil, mainly composed of sand, silt and gravel.
Harvest by hand in case of 39 pounds.
Selection of bunches at the winery. 72 hours of pre-fermentative maceration at 5°C. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures between 27°C and 30°C. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Maturation: the two varietals age separately for 8 months in french oak barrels of 500 and 225 litres. After that, the blend is made and the resulting wine ages another 4 months in oak. Total maturation: 12 month in new French oak.
350 (9-liter cases)

Venison of course ! but also duck, lamb and strong cheeses. 

Reviews and News

2020 Imperial Stag Reserva Iconic Red Mendoza - 93 PTS - TP

2020 Imperial Stag Reserva Iconic Red Mendoza - 93 PTS - TP

tasting panel logo"A single vineyard wine, composed of 55% Malbec and 45% Syrah. Rich, jammy, and juicy, violets shining on nose and palate. Boysenberry bursts, enveloped by a mocha-cedar denseness. Peanut brittle character sweetens on the finish."

- The Tasting Panel (January/February 2022), 93 pts

Producer Information: Imperial Stag Wines

Imperial Stag Wines was founded in 2010, when two wine passionate American hunters decided to buy a vineyard at over 2400 ft. in elevation near historic San Rafael, part of ...
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