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 in Chile. The single vineyard Estate Malbec is sourced from selected blocks within the estate’s vineyard in the appellation of Gualtallary in the Valle de Uco, at an altitude of 1350m. It presents an opaque inky purple core with reflections of carbon. The nose is smoky and saturated with black fruit; cassis and dark cherries. On the palate, opulent flavours of blueberry and blackberry are complemented by notes of roasted coffee and cinnamon.