Finca El Alto is the largest single vineyard malbec planted in Luján de Cuyo region with 197 hectares (487 acres) pla...Read more...
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Finca El Alto is the largest single vineyard malbec planted in Luján de Cuyo region with 197 hectares (487 acres) planted between 1969 and .Most of the production is coming from adult vineyards trellised in double spur pruned cordon at medium to high vines density (1852 to 3636 vines per hectare).Clay soils perform good structure in the wines and this is the aim of this Estate malbec: richness, elegance, balance and bright fresh fruits aromas, all of them, capable to express the Upper Mendoza rivers sense of place. At Doña Paula the vineyards and wines have always been managed using Sustainable Agriculture practices.Carefully and gentle desteming with partial berries crushing with the purpose to provide fresh berry aromas.Cool pre-fermentation maceration for 2 weeks to extract primary aromas, flavours and intense colour under non-alcoholic phase.First part of the fermentation takes place under wild yeast culture and is finished inoculating selected yeast.Fermented at 25°C, keeping the freshness the wine is after racked to new, second and third use French barrels (33% of each one) where the wine is aged during 8 months before being bottled. Vintage: 2009 Region: Finca El Alto, Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo Varietals: Malbec 100% Alcohol: 14.1% by vol. Acidity: 6,00 g/l (tartaric acid) Res Sugar: 2,19 g/l pH: 3.64 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.
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