4 July 2019 • The Wine Whisperer

Exciting new Argentinian producer just arrived

We are delighted to introduce a new, exciting producer from Argentinian and the wines have just arrived.

Belhara Estate is a family winery nestled in the Uco Valley in Mendoza, with a focus on crafting artisanal red blends and single vineyard wines.The estate’s 300 hectares of vines are split between three estate vineyards at altitudes of between 850 and 1400 metres.

Stephen Huse, owner and winemaker, trained in oenology at the University of Bordeaux. Prior to establishing Belhara, he worked within the winemaking team at Châteaux Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild, as well as at Harlan Estate and Merryvale Vineyards in the Napa Valley and Almaviva (Concha y Toro) in Chile.

Belhara Amayan Malbec 2017, Mendoza         £9.25

From the estate’s Tupungato vineyard in the Valle de Uco, where winters are harsh, while summers are warm with cool nights. Soils are composed of white calcareous stone and gravels.

The Amayan Malbec 2017 has a floral and spicy nose, flavours of black fruit and a supple tannin structure, great minerality and freshness with an elegant, precise finish and subtle oak.