Nose

Fruit, roses and violets fragrance.

Palate

Dark plums and dried figs with spicy cloves and gamey undertones, while maintaining the seriousness of its firmly structured, silk coated frame, a hallmark of this vineyard.

Growing Conditions

The sandy-loam soils consist of several layers: 3% of clay, 78% of sand and 19% of silt. The first layer -with 25% of stones- goes to a depth of 50 cm (20”) below the surface. The second layer ranges from a depth of 50 cm to 150 cm (20” and 60”), showing 50% of flattened stones, with angular edges, of a limestone type (known as flint or “pedernal”). The soils have very low water retention capacity. - Varietal: Malbec massal selection - own rooted. - Year of plantation: 2009. - Training system: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) bilateral cordon. - Pruning: Spur pruning. - Row orientation: Nortwest - Southeast. - Plantation density: 2.00 x 1.00 (5,000 plants/ Ha) - Irrigation: Drip irrigation.

Winemaking

- 10% whole clusters fermentation with native yeasts in 6000 L French oak foudre. - Punching down 3 times a day and pumping over for 4 weeks during fermentation. - Pneumatic pressing. - Racking into 300L new French oak barrels and spontaneous malolactic fermentation and ageing for 18 months. - Bottled unfiltered.

Aging

18 months in new French oak barrels.