Nose

On the nose it shows aromatic complexity given by a variety of notes like toast, licorice, pencil lead, lavender alongside cherry and ripe plum.

Palate

Opulent and velvety in the mouth with sweet tannins. Harmonic balance between fruit and oak. Resounding powerful finish.

Growing Conditions

Grapes: From Paraje Altamira and Gualtallary, Uco Valley ( 3,600 FAMSL – calcareous soils)

Harvest

Vineyards: With yields of less than 5 Tn per Ha. Harvest: By hand in plastic boxes of 17 Kgs.

Winemaking

Selection: Double manual selection of clusters and berries. Maceration: 8 days at 8oC. Alcoholic Fermentation: With native yeasts during 20 days in French oak barrels Malolactic Fermentation: In new French oak barrels.

Aging

Aging: In new French oak barrels for 24 months. Storage: For 12 months in the bottle.

Appearance

This Malbec has a deep ruby red color with purple shades.

Food Pairing

Good match for barbecued red meat, slow cooking dishes, and strong flavors like game meat -including wild boar, venison and hare- as well as filled pasta with complex sauces and hard cheese.