Malbec with Verve – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Malbec with Verve


Winemaker Walter Bressia with his family, from left: daughter Mary and her husband Matias Dellacasa, Walter and his wife Marita, children Antonella, Alvaro and Walter Jr.

Walter Bressia established his family winery in 2003 after working in the trade for decades. He makes this malbec in stainless steel, and it’s an aromatic feast, some slight reduction giving the wine smoky cedar and black-tea scents alongside dark cherry fruit. Its flavors are lean until the scents balloon the palate with a day of air, holding a vibrant edge in the violet-perfumed blackberry finish. Some cellar time would improve it, but its detail shows at the edges of the black-fruit flavors, popped up with a basil scent. Andean wine with verve.

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Bodegas Bressia 2020 Luján de Cujo Sylvestra Malbec

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Corey Warren is the Tastings Editor in addition to covering the wines of the Loire, Southern France, Argentina and South Africa.


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