Valle de Uco Terroir

Valle de Uco Terroir

VINEYARDS
100% Malbec grapes are harvested by hand from high density vineyards located in the Valle de Uco, sub regions of Vista Flores, Altamira and Eugenio Bustos. Stony soils with good drainage deliver the typical bouquet of Valle de Uco, combining flowers with fresh red fruit and subtle spices. Yield: 9 ton/ha.

VINTAGE
A relatively mild winter, with a dry and fresh spring. March was also dry with high temperatures. The harvest was free of rain, and took place at the expected time and with the desired maturity. The warm and dry weather resulted in complexity and intense color, in perfect health.

WINEMAKING
Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. The grapes are selected from a double selection table and are gently pressed before the cold maceration process begins in small stainless steel tanks for 5 days at 10oC. Them the alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 28-30oC for 12 days, preferring a long maceration. Three rack-and-returns take place during this time, together with four punch-overs each day, for the best extraction. Aged with French oak insert staves.

TASTING NOTES
Opaque black in color, with flashes of violet, and an ethereal, highly complex nose, with notes of red and black fruits, spices, smoke, forest groves, and sweet, fresh wood. The palate has excellent breadth and depth of juicy fruit. The acidity is fresh and the tannins are firm but fine-textured, supporting the berry flavors well on the long, elegant finish.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Vintage: 2009
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Region: Valle de Uco, Mendoza – Argentina
Winemakers: Alberto Antonini – Attilio Pagli
Closure: DIAM cork
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Total Acidity: 6.10 g/l
PH: 3.5
Residual Sugar: 2.2 g/l



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