Malbec 2008

Grapes are sourced from four vineyards with sandy loam soils, ranging in elevation 3,300 - 5,000 feet above sea level. Vista Flores vineyard has flavors of spice, red fruits and minerality. La Consulta adds black fruit and mid-plaate weight, while Altamira's fruit has notes of violets. Gualtallary vineyard, at the highest altitude, brings deep purple color and additional floral and black fruit notes balanced with acidity. The Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gualtallary region balances the wine's tannic structure and gives a hint of spice in the nose. The Cabernet Franc from Altamira region adds sweet spice notes and the Petit Verdot provides aromas of red currants and berries.

Tasting Notes

Dark violet in color with floral and spice on the nose and intense blackberry aromas. Exceptional levels of concentrated fruit and complexity with  avors of cassis, ripe red cherries, hints of black pepper, mocha and persistent vanilla. Smooth, round tannins highlight the creamy texture and lengthy finish.

Food Pairing

A highly heralded match with grilled meats, complementing rich smoky avors with the wine’s ripe juicy pro le. Also pairs well with grilled or roasted vegetables, pasta dishes and rich sauces.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Vista Flores, La Consulta, Altamira, Gualtallary vineyards
Soil composition
Sandy loam
Elevation
3,300 - 5,000 feet
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
85% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Viognier, 2% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container
Stainless Steel Tanks (Tronco-conic)
Age of Aging Container
24% New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 days
Fermentation temperature
78.8 - 82.4 °F
Maceration length
16 - 18
Type of aging container
Barriques
Type of oak
65% French and 35% American oak
Length of aging before bottling
7 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.8 %
pH level
3.72
Acidity
5.7 g/L

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