Santiago Reta is the man behind the Rhône-infused, garagiste label Finca La Escarcha. His 64-acre vineyard is dedicated to producing wine in the style of the voluminous, aromatic whites and the dark, earthy reds of southern France. With total production under a thousand cases, only the most select blocks are dedicated to his wine.
Entrelíneas, or between the lines, is a fitting name for Santiago’s flagship varietal wines. A play on a literary reference that values the inexplicit over the obvious, these small release wines are made from vines planted in the chalky striations identified from the vineyard’s original soil mapping.
This Malbec is an opaque garnet color that pours a mouthful of ripe and juicy red berries, cherries, and plums that are accented by hints of cedar and violet. The velvet textured tannins, French oak influence, and bright acidity feel well integrated and balanced. The finish is smooth with a touch of delicious dark chocolate.
Pair it With:
Malbec is delicious with leaner cuts of steak, barbecued and grilled meats, lamb and gamey meats, and anything smokey or with a chili based rub. It is also incredible with melted bleu cheese!
20 months in French Oak barrels
Deep draining sandy loam. Limestone rocks, called ‘Caliche’, originating from volcanic soils are found between 2.5-5 feet in depth.