The nose displays intense red berries, laced with fresh flowers and smoke.
On the palate, a soft sweet entry leads to a well-balanced, softly textured and easy-drinking wine.
La Vendimia: El Mirador, Mendoza – altitude: 2,316’ elevation. Vineyard age: 40. Type of soil: alluvial silt loam. Harvest date: April 5th Los Paraísos: El Mirador, Mendoza – altitude: 2,218’ elevation. Vineyard age: 38. Type of soil: alluvial silt loam. Harvest date: March 28th
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.
Harvest method: Manual Vinification: 24 hours cold pre fermentation maceration at 5/8ºC in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation: 18 days. Max.Ferm.Temp: 28ºC. 18 days maceration.
12 months in 225 l barrels; 1st, 2nd and 3rd use to preserve core varietal aromas and flavors. French Oak.
A bright red ruby color, with violet hues.