Nose

It displays intense black fruit aromas – blackberry, blueberry and raspberry – combined with marked mineral graphite notes.

Palate

In the mouth, it has a great breadth and balance, with firm tannins that make its finish very persistent.

Growing Conditions

The climate presents cool days and cold nights. Gualtallary typically produces wines with mineral notes, freshness, firm tannins and great cellaring potential.

Harvest

This wine is produced by microvinification in small containers and in very limited lots. Once in the winery, the grapes undergo a double sorting process, first of bunches and then of berries. The selected berries are sent to a special room (temperature-controlled at below 20 °C) where the alcoholic fermentation – under wild yeast culture – and the malolactic fermentation take place. The post-fermentative maceration lasts from 15 to 20 days.

Winemaking

Alluvia Parcel Malbec has its origin in a land plot selection of only 2.4 hectares from block No. 8 in our Alluvia Vineyard, which is located in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, at 1,350 meters (4,430 feet) above sea level. This bush vine vineyard lies on an old streambed; its soil is made up of medium-sized alluvial stones covered with a calcium carbonate coating, intermingled with sand and limestone encrustations. This is one of the nutrient-poorest soils, organic matter is almost zero, and it has a great drainage.

Aging

The wine is then devatted and racked to 50 % new French oak barrels, where aging is carried out for 22 months. This traditional method ensures that the grapes are handled gently, as all the processes are performed by gravity

Appearance

Alluvia Parcel is a wine of a deep black-violet color and great aromatic complexity.

Food Pairing

Grilled lamb ribs, onions stuffed with mushroom ragout, and eggplant purée. Cabernet Sauvignon and lamb are a pairing par excellence, as if they had been born for each other.