Tilia Malbec

Tilia Malbec

Wine Description

TILIA seeks to create action around sustainable farming in Argentina and around the world. Rural life in Mendoza is rooted in a deep connection with the surrounding natural environment and the stages of life in the vineyard, interrupted without fail by the family weekend gathering for asado, our name for barbecue.

TILIA illustrates the journey toward sustainable viticulture in Argentina through its label, with the hope to inspire a movement among wine drinkers and producers all over the world. TILIA is also the first Argentine wine to carry the Bodegas de Argentina Certified Sustainable Seal on its label.

This Malbec exemplifies the true varietal character of Malbec from Mendoza with notes of fresh violets and chocolate, and round, silky tannins.

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Winemaker Gonzalo Llensa
Sustainability Specialist Guillermina Van Houten
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Luján de Cuyo mountain & vine
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Wild Pollinator owned by Catena Zapata
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Training method
4 tons
Year vineyard planted:
1950 - 2005
Harvest time:
March - April
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
Varietal composition:
100% Malbec
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
81-84 °F
Maceration technique:
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes (full)
Type of aging container:
Barriques, stainless steel tanks, cement vats
Size of aging container:
225 L
Type of oak:
French and American
Length of aging before bottling:
6-9 months
Age of Aging Container:
10% New
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.55 g/L
13.5 %
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Wine Production

Crafted with 100% certified organic Malbec grapes, the winemaker uses racking, punch down, pump over, aeration, and delestage during maceration. The wine is then aged in 225L French and American oak for nine months.

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About the Vineyard

The grapes are sourced from vineyard sites in the Eastern region of Mendoza and Uco Valley with elevation ranging from 2,600 to 4,300 feet above sea level. Climate in this region is arid, receiving between 7-16 inches of rain. Soils are loamy and sandy, with limestone and surface stones. High altitude translates into much lower temperatures, allowing for more aromatic intensity and higher levels of natural acid for freshness and balance. Even though the Uco Valley Region is also a desert irrigated by the Tunuyán River, TILIA's family farmers have adopted drip irrigation to increase efficiency. Tilia farmers use vertical shoot positioning for optimal sunlight exposure. For Malbec this is especially important to achieve aromatic intensity. The vineyards are managed with strict organic practices, and no pesticides, fungicides, or synthetic chemicals are used in the vineyards.