Growing Conditions

significant snowfall on the winter preceding the growing season leading to the 2006 harvest ensured a plentiful water supply. Spring arrived with temperatures a little above than normal and very little frost on the early season of the vegetative cycle, healthy bud break and development of the canopy. Summer 2006 in January & February continued to register warmer temperatures and higher levels of humidity. The extra humidity helped in keeping night temperatures cooler than expected, increase the temperature difference between day & night. This condition led to a slow ripening condition of Malbecs of Lujan de Cuyo.

Harvest

All grapes were harvested manually and selected at the vineyard itself, transported in small 20kg cases to the winery and immediately crushed.

Bottling

January 2020

Winemaking

Traditional alcoholic fermentation of 7-10 days in temperatures between 78.8-82.4F, pumping over twice a day. Complete malolactic fermentation.

Aging

Tonel 248 of 4800 litres, French oak assembled in the 1960s