Nose

Fruit, roses and violets fragance.

Palate

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.

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.