The nose displays ripe black berry fruit laced with spice and smoky oak.
The palate shows further spice and black fruit, mingled with subtle hints of vainilla and toasted oak. Finishes long and lingering with elegant, gentle tannins.
La Piramide Vineyard: aluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. Arena (30%), Limo (40%) y arcilla (30%)
Many in Mendoza have started calling 2015 "el año Bordelés", or "the Bordelais year" because of the cool summer, early autumn rains and generally low alcohols and high acidities in the main red varieties. The best Malbecs of 2015 have a refinement and elegance that only occur in very cool years. What was key in the 2014-2015 season was parcelization and low-yields farming. The Malbec in parcels with stony and limestone soils were undisputed super-stars. Because of the warm winter, the harvest was between 10 and 15 days earlier than usual.
6 days pre-fermentation maceration. Fermentation in 225 – 550 liter French oak barrels. 28 days maceration. Full malolactic fermentation.
12-16 months in French oak.
Intense purple color.