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Valcan Cellars 2021 "Bare" White Malbec

A First for the Nation

JP (Juan Pablo) Valot was born in Mendoza, Argentina, which is most known as Argentina’s wine country. JP comes from a multi-generational line of wine entrepreneurs. He completed a five year degree in agricultural sciences, with a focus in enology and viticulture at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. In 2001, he came to Oregon looking for new challenges and attracted by Oregon’s growing wine industry. In 2002, he met his wife Doris and both decided to settle in Oregon.

JP started his own project, Valcan Cellars, with Doris back in 2012. Craving to grow his own grapes for Valcan Cellars, he took over Rainbow’s End Vineyard in 2013 and later in 2016, Mountain View Vineyard. Both vineyards are located in Monroe. Juan Pablo was appointed by the Governor to the Oregon Wine Board in 2012 and served as chairman of the Oregon Wine Standing Committee on Research until 2018. He is a well-rounded wine professional who understands Oregon’s wine industry and the winemaking process from the vine to glass.

Valcan Cellars

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Valcan Cellars, Corvallis, Oregon
2021 "Bare" White Malbec

Medium-bodied wine with a refreshing bright acidity and a long finish, delivers flavors and aromas of wild flowers, raspberries, pear, melon, lemon blossom and citrusy notes. 200 Cases Produced

Our White Malbec is the first and only one produced in the USA and it’s a tribute to my homeland Argentina’s flagship wine Malbec.” – JP Valot, Proprietor & Winemaker

This stripped down head-turner starts off with white sage, dried rose petal, gardenia and grapefruit aromas. The wine tastes like an ice cold glass of tart strawberry lemonade where the maker skimped on sugar. Tangy and terrific, the Bare is America's first known commercial white Malbec. — Michael Alberty

A Cellar 503 selection in April 2024, Malbec in the City Rogue Valley | Malbec