Nose

Loads of spice, black and red cherry aromas with notes of chocolate.

Palate

The berry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both a full mid palate and lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long finish. A bottom note of freshly brewed espresso keeps the mouth watering too. A very flexible Malbec due to its concentration and balance.

Growing Conditions

The Luca team works with some of the best family vineyards in the Uco Valley to make this rich and dense example of Malbec. High altitude vineyards above 3000 ft. Cool nights and a wide thermal amplitude. In fact, temperature decreases approximately 1°C for every 100m increase in height. Plant respiration at night is a key physiological process that is highly influenced by temperature. Cool temperatures in high altitude regions allow for lower respiration rates, which enhances the concentration of malic acid in the berries. Therefore, wines sourced from high altitude regions offer higher acid levels. Cooler temperatures also allow berries to maintain other quality such as anthocyanins and aromatics compounds typical of each variety. Soil profile: sandy loamy soil, limestone, roud alluvial stones covered with limestone.

Appearance

Incredible deep purple red color.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with foods such as venison or wild game, steak, pork, quail, all types of lamb, and medium-strong cheeses.