A terroir-expressive Malbec from the cool Uco Valley.
Terroir, production method and ripening: The grapes are hand-harvested from orchards located in the sub-regions of Vista Flores, Altamira and Eugenio Bustos. The soil in the nurseries is a mixture of gravel and silt with a lot of stones and limestone. The grapes are sorted twice. The grapes from all vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. After five days of cold maceration, the wine ferments with natural yeast in steel tanks at 24-28°C for about 12 days. The wine matures for 18 months in cement tanks and unroasted, neutral French oak barrels, and 6 months in the bottle.
Use: As a companion to Mediterranean meat and vegetable dishes.
Description: The scent is deep, spicy and ripe fruity. The dense taste is rich and the dark fruitiness and pepperiness make the wine layered. The tannins are ripe, but noticeable, and the whole is balanced by acidity.
90 points by James Suckling, 92 points by Robert Parker, 93 points by Tim Atkin MW, 17 points by Jancis Robinson