Fruit, roses and violets fragrance.
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.
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.
- 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.
18 months in new French oak barrels.