laureano gomez malbec 2018

valle de uco, argentina

 

IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Valle de Uco. Mendoza

VINEYARDS: Mountain vineyards around the village of San Carlos in La Consulta.

VARIETALS: Malbec 100%

FARMING: Organic.

PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: Alluvial & sandy. Poor soils with very good drainage.

WEATHER: High Desert

VINES: +20 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in Small stainless steel tanks, gentle long extraction (25 days).

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Small press.

MALOLACTIC: Yes

OAK BARREL AGING: 50% of the wine aged in used French Oak Barrels for 6 months.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is unfined and only minimally filtered.

SULFUR: Less than 40 ppm

WINEMAKER: Laureano Gomez

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.

TASTING NOTES: Deep purple-black color. Fresh red fruit and plum aromas with floral notes. The palate is silky and smooth, with excellent balance and a long finish.

PAIRINGS: Meats, pasta and cheese. 

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