Fruit, roses and violets fragance.
Charismatic and refreshing as it is dark and intriguing, combining bright strawberry and blackberry fruit, roses and violets with all its blackness and gritty, graphite power. A spicy core with wild herbs and dusty chalk-powder minerality complete the picture of a class act. While focussed and linear, its firmly structured frame is wrapped in a silky coating, bringing lushness to the long, racy finish.
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.