La Puerta Gran Reserva 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

The art of blending is the cornerstone of the LA PUERTA Gran Reserva. Our winemaker has crafted this wine by choosing premium lots from grapes that thrive in our soils: Malbec (60%), Syrah (17%) and Bonarda (23%) to create this smooth and approachable ‘big red’. True to our winemaking philosophy, the Gran Reserva is a small-lot production of the highest quality, produced only in the best vintages.

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Color: Red
Blend: Malbec, Bonarda, Syrah
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Valle de la Puerta:
Valle de la Puerta was established in 1994 and it started the olive and wine grape plantations in the same year. These plantations now cover 920 hectares / 2.273 acres, 770 hectares / 1.902 acres devoted to olives and 150 hectares / 375 acres to wine grapes. The property is located in Famatina Valley, La Rioja, Argentina; approximately 1.200 kms. (745 miles) from Buenos Aires by road. The ... Read more
Valle de la Puerta was established in 1994 and it started the olive and wine grape plantations in the same year. These plantations now cover 920 hectares / 2.273 acres, 770 hectares / 1.902 acres devoted to olives and 150 hectares / 375 acres to wine grapes. The property is located in Famatina Valley, La Rioja, Argentina; approximately 1.200 kms. (745 miles) from Buenos Aires by road. The beautiful Sierra Famatina, a group of mountains branching of the impressive Andean Chain, stretches into the province of La Rioja and attains a breathtaking height of 6.200 mts. (20.340 ft). Parallel to them and defining the Famatina Valley is Sierra Velazco, at 4.000 mts. (13.800 ft), hardly less imposing. Their influence on the grape growing conditions, on the valley ground, is as profound as the top-soil is deep. This soil, washed down from these mountains over the years, has filled the valley bed, raising the wine devoted lands to 1000 mts. (3280 ft) above sea level. Apart from providing a magnificent visual backdrop to the property developments, these handsome snow capped mountains have contributed with well drained top soils and magnificent water. All these factors create the perfect environment for a microclimate, which offers outstanding ripening conditions for our fine red and white grapes. Warm days, dry and cold nights, and desert-like topography are part of these environmental qualities. Read less

Tasting Notes:

This wine has an intense black-red color with purple hues. Aromas full of red fruits with hints of smoke reflecting its ageing in oak. Complex on the palate, well structured with a lengthy finish. Its rounded tannins show their presence and give it a unique character with a great balance and multi-layered finish.

The art of blending is the cornerstone of the LA PUERTA Gran Reserva. Our winemaker has crafted this wine by choosing premium lots from grapes that thrive in our soils: Malbec (60%), Syrah (17%) and Bonarda (23%) to create this smooth and approachable ‘big red’. True to our winemaking philosophy, the Gran Reserva is a small-lot production of the highest quality, produced only in the best vintages.

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2 batches of approximately 7000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 6 months in French Oak.

Aged 6 months in American Oak.

Notes: Aging: 100% of the wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. After bottling the wine is laid down to age for another 12 months.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.4% pH: 3.6
Sugar: 3.96 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.82 grams per liter

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