Malbec

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Malbec
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Region: Patagonia, Argentina
Appellation: Patagonia
Vineyard location: General Roca, Alto Valle del Río Negro, Patagonia
Producer: Humberto Canale
Bottle: 750ml
Harvest: First week in April

Description

The berries are carefully handpicked in small containers and timely delivered to the winery, 1 km away from the vineyard. Yield: 8.500 Kgs per hectare Crafting: Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 48-72 hours, followed by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature ( 25° to 27°C) in 9,000-liter concrete vats, for a 20-day period, with periodical use of rack and return technique.

The next step is the malolactic fermentation and later ageing of 15 to 20% of the volume in American and French oak casks for 7 months, followed by bottling and further bottle ageing for 6 months before its release. Ageing potential: 7 years Tasting notes: This wine embodies the purest expression of the Patagonic terroir and the Argentine Malbec. It shows off a very refined style, both in the nose and in the mouth. Its careful oak cask ageing gives the wine an ultimate dimension that turns it into an irresistible one.

This is a characteristic Malbec varietal, a full body wine, with a complex structure, with surprising notes of red berries eucalyptus spice and black pepper. After a year in the bottle, it becomes more unctuous in character, intense and concentrated. Pairing notes: It is the ultimate wine to pair with Agentina’s emblematic “asado” (barbeque). It also shows off it style paired with al types of pastas and dishes with rich sauces.

Suggested serving temperature: 16° to 18° C Technical notes: Alcohol content: 13.7% vol. Total acidity: 4.95 g/L Residual sugar: 2.55 g/L H