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Terra Andina Altos Malbec Petit Verdot 2004

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Our blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot is a personal favorite that I call the “Young Guns” as it came from varieties that Chile is just starting to explore. The wine is big and rich, with plenty of blackberry and plum notes. It has big tannins but leaves a remarkably elegant impression. This wine is pairs well with red meat and strong cheeses. Vintage: 2004 Variety: 70% Malbec + 30% Petit Verdot. Region: Central Valley. Wine making details: All the stems of the grapes were removed with partial crushing of the berries. The must are cooling to reduce the temperature immediately after crushing to maintain flavors and aromas and reduce the level of SO2. Cool prefermentation maceration for 72 hour to extract primary flavors and color. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with jackets at 25°C. Total maceration period between 20 to 35 days. Natural malolactic fermentation at 16°C. No finning and Unfiltered wine. Tasting notes: Color: Deep and dark ruby red. Aroma: Intense and powerful with dry and ripe fruits such as figs and plums. Licorice, with hints of vanilla, toasted hazelnut and smooth coffee. Palate: Well balanced with good structure and soft tannins. Great development, mouth volume and a long finish. Cellar Potencial: 8 years. Aging: 12 - 14 Months French Oak and 30% American Oak Technical details: Alcohol Content: 14.0% vol. Total Acidity: 3.11 g/l (Expr. In Sulfuric Acid) pH: 3.72 Sugar: 2.52 g/l Dry Extract: 31.10 g/l

Region: Chile

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Winery: Terra Andina
Color: Red
Varietal: Petit Verdot
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Terra Andina:
Terra Andina combines the promise and innovation of new world winemaking with the tradition and passion of old world ideals. The resulting wines are as seductive in their fruit forward style as they are armonious in their balance.

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Snooth User: tnon
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3.50 5
12/27/2009

Three and a half glasses



Our blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot is a personal favorite that I call the “Young Guns” as it came from varieties that Chile is just starting to explore. The wine is big and rich, with plenty of blackberry and plum notes. It has big tannins but leaves a remarkably elegant impression. This wine is pairs well with red meat and strong cheeses. Vintage: 2004 Variety: 70% Malbec + 30% Petit Verdot. Region: Central Valley. Wine making details: All the stems of the grapes were removed with partial crushing of the berries. The must are cooling to reduce the temperature immediately after crushing to maintain flavors and aromas and reduce the level of SO2. Cool prefermentation maceration for 72 hour to extract primary flavors and color. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with jackets at 25°C. Total maceration period between 20 to 35 days. Natural malolactic fermentation at 16°C. No finning and Unfiltered wine. Tasting notes: Color: Deep and dark ruby red. Aroma: Intense and powerful with dry and ripe fruits such as figs and plums. Licorice, with hints of vanilla, toasted hazelnut and smooth coffee. Palate: Well balanced with good structure and soft tannins. Great development, mouth volume and a long finish. Cellar Potencial: 8 years. Aging: 12 - 14 Months French Oak and 30% American Oak Technical details: Alcohol Content: 14.0% vol. Total Acidity: 3.11 g/l (Expr. In Sulfuric Acid) pH: 3.72 Sugar: 2.52 g/l Dry Extract: 31.10 g/l

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