MALBEC 1914 2016

LAS COMPUERTAS, ARGENTINA

 

VARIETAL: 100% Centennial Malbec

VINEYARD: Finca Victoria; 3,500 ft altitude; vines planted in 1914; low trellis system; deep clay-loam soil

FARMING: Organic with clover cover crop; double guyot pruning; hand harvested into 40 lb cases third week of March 2015 

WINEMAKING: Whole grape cold maceration for 5 days. Fermentation with native yeasts on the skins in concrete eggs with 3 daily punch-downs at controlled temperatures. 30 day malolactic fermentation with native bacteria in 2,000 liter second use oak foudres.

AGING: 16 months in same oak foudres with additional month in concrete eggs

BOTTLING: November 22nd, 2016. 157 cases made.

TASTING NOTES: A bright, purplish red color. Fragrant aromas of fresh black plums, cherries, blackberries, violets and wild herbs, with layered, deeper notes of chocolate and cloves. Full bodied and expressive in the mouth. Good structure and balance with fine-grained tannins and a long finish.

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