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BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Finca El Alto is the largest single vineyard malbec estate in the Luján de Cuyo region in Argentina, with 197 hectares (487 acres) planted between 1969 and 1975. Most of the production comes from adult vines trellised in double spur pruned cordon at medium to high vine density (1852 to 3636 vines per hectare). Clay soils produce great structure in the wines and this is the aim of this Estate malbec: richness, elegance, balance and bright fresh fruit aromas, all of them, capable of expressing the Upper Mendoza river´s sense of place. At Doña Paula the vineyards and wines have always been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.Careful and gentle desteming with partial berry crushing provides the fresh red berry aromas.Cool pre-fermentation maceration is undertaken for 2 weeks to extract primary aromas, flavours and the intense colour under a non-alcoholic phase. Grapes : Malbec 100% Region : Argentina / Mendoza / Ugarteche Maker : David Bonomi Notes : Intense violet colour, plums, black cherries, licorice and dried herbs basket aromas in the nose. Sweet, round and ample in the mouth with a lingering finish. ABV : 14.1% by vol.
RECOMMENDED - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 At Dona Paula the vineyards have been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.The grapes for this white wine come from 44 acres planted between 2000 and in the Finca Los Cerezos Estate in Tupungato, Argentina with some very well reputed French clones, grafted on three different rootstocks. This wine is produced in stainless steel tanks with cooling jackets and without contact with oak. Fermentation temperature ranges from 12 to 14°C. 85% of the wine in the stainless steel tanks has been in contact with the lees for 2 months at 10°C. Grapes : 100% Estate grown Chardonnay Region : Argentina / Mendoza / Ugarteche Maker : David Bonomi Notes : Our Dona Paula Estate Chardonnay is an eye-catching Golden Yellow colour It's mineral characters and tropical fruits aswell as pear and citrus notes make it complex and fresh on the palate. ABV : 14%
The 2010 Malbec comes from Dona Paula's vineyard in Altamira and Gualtallary and is aged in first, second and third use French barriques. It has an intense bouquet with dark plum, black olive and raspberry aromas that is almost over-powering. The palate is full-bodied with fleshy, supple tannins and copious blueberry and cassis fruit that lead to a "spherical" finish. This is a decent commercial Malbec at a decent price. Drink now. ** SOLD OUT **
The blending components of this wine are grapes coming from Dona Paulas vineyards in Finca El Alto in Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, and a smaller portion from the high altitude vineyards in Uco Valley.In terms of clonal material, Dona Paula prefer the extraordinarily adapted mass selection to the highly producing imported French "Cot" clones. Double spur pruned cordon with 2 shoots per spur and an average of three clusters per bunch provide a regular yield of 9 to 10 tones per hectare.At Doña Paula the vineyards and wines have always been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices. 100% hand picked grapes are completely destemmed and then partially crushed. As a consequence, some berries remain untouched providing carbonic maceration character to the wine. Must is cooled immediately after crushing in order to maintain flavours and aromas, by reducing the level of SO2 needed. Carbon dioxide gas is dispersed over the must to prevent oxygen from being into...
Our Dona Paula Estate Shiraz Malbec presents a typical violet-red color. Its aromas of fresh red and black fruits, berries, spices and cigar box announce a smooth and round wine in mouth, Sweet and pleasant with fresh fruit acidity. At Doña Paula the vineyards and wines have always been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 60% Shiraz & 40% Malbec from Dona Paulas own Private Estates Region: Finca El Alto, Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo Taste: Fresh red and black fruits, berries, spices and cigar box announce a smooth and round wine in mouth, Sweet and pleasant with fresh fruit acidity
Intense violet color; plums, black cherries, licorice and dried herbs aromas in the nose. Sweet, round and ample in the mouth, with a lingering finish.
Dona Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. First established in 1997, they own all of their vineyards covering 700 hectres. These vineyard sites are located in the best sub-regions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and Tupungato. They practice sustainable methods in the vineyards, maximising the true expression of terroir. Their continuous innovation in terms of vineyard management ensures top quality wines from one year to the next.
An eye-catching golden yellow colour. Mineral character and tropical fruits as well as pear and citrus notes give this wine complexity and freshness. On the palate, it is full and generous with a clean, long lasting finish.
Dietary Information: Organic, All-Natural, Certified Sustainable
Aged 8 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 14%||pH: 3.4|
|Sugar: 2.19 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 6.37 grams per liter|
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