Grand Père 2017

Elegant and classic Pinot Noir that fits the name "Grandfather".  Laura has a profound respect for what grandparents do for children, and she wanted to honor their love and wisdom with this wine. 
 

About the Vineyard

Villa Bastias is located in Tupungato within the Uco Valley.  The vineyard is old and planted with Dijon Clones in 1993.  The Grand Père parcel is more shaded than the sunnier Grand Mere section, with delicate red fruits and high acidity. Wine-making is traditional and gentle for these delicate wines.  Yields are extremely low in both sites due to the age of the vineyard. 

Wine Production

Fermented with 20% whole clusters and indigenous year in Oak roll-fermentor of 600L and 50% stainless-steel tanks.  Punch-down extraction was done by hand with max temperature reaching 25 Celsius for 7-14 days.  Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel.

Tasting Notes

Intense fresh red fruits, medium-high acidity.  Low perception of alcohol.  Fine and silky tannins with a lengthy finish.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Villa Bastias
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Gravel and Clay-Loam
Elevation
3,675 feet
Average Vine Age
7
Year vineyard planted
1993
First vintage of this wine
2017
Bottles produced of this wine
8300
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Age of Aging Container
25% new and 75% second use
Fermentation temperature
25 C °F
Maceration technique
Punch Down by Hand
Maceration length
7-14 Days
Type of aging container
French Oak Barrels
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
15 Months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.46
Acidity
5.47 g/L

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