It is our main production, deriving from grapes harvested at the end of March, 35% from our vineyards and 65% from grapes bought from contracted vignerons from La Consulta, Vista Flores and Perdriel sub-zones of the Mendoza appellation. The destemmed and softly pressed grapes are vinified in stainless vats at 30º Celsius. During the 15 days fermentation-maceration process the must is pumped and punched down for optimal extraction. The 50% of the wine stays in first use American oak and a 10% in second use French oak. The wine is the bottled without any form of stabilization or filtration, in order to not to alter quality, and is sold after three months of bottle age. Yearly production is about 700,000 bottles.
THE ESTATE - Founded in 1995, owned by eclectical group of Italian wine professionals. Focused on production of Malbec and Bonarda.
VINEYARDS - 100 % Malbec grapes harvested in march and early April. 25% from Medrano vineyards, 60% from grapes from the Consulta, Vista Flores and Eugenio Bustos, in Valle de Uco area. The remaining grapes from Perdriel and Vistalba, districts in Luján de Cuyo.
VINTAGE - Harvest 2006 will be remembered as a classical vintage. Dry and balanced weather conditions throughout the season, allowed slow and sumptuous ripening, harvest time was chosen without weather imposed constrictions.
PRODUCTION - Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. The destemmed and softly pressed grapes are vinified in stainless steel vats at 28º Celsius. During the 15 day fermentation-maceration process the must is pumped over and punched down for optimal extraction. Free run juice only. The wine is bottled without any form of stabilization or filtration, in order not to alter its quality. It is sold after three months of bottle age. Aging vessel: american oak insertstaves into 30.000 lt stainless tank during 3 months, only 2 year of use for insertstaves. 1,100,000 bottles produced.
TASTING NOTES - Very intense, fruit driven and its nose integrate layers of violet, lavender, red berries, liquorice and chocolate. Ample structure and full body.
SUGGESTED PAIRINGS - Argentine Asado, grilled beef, Carbonara sauce pasta, spicy beef based dishes, soft paste aged cheeses.
VINTAGE INFORMATION - Vintage 2006, Grapes 100 % Malbec, Region Mendoza - Argenti, Winemakers Alberto Antonini & Attilio Pagli, Closure Synthetic cork, Bottle Capacity 750 ML, Alcohol 14.60 %, Total Acidity 5.11 g/L, pH 3.7, Residual sugar 2.50 g/L.