Xavier Flouret Malbec la Pilar 2007
HISTORY In the end of the 19th century, Don Eugenio Bustos founded a town that today carries his name near the Finca la Celia winery. Don was a pioneer of viticulture, first planting 1,000 hectares of Malbec in the Uco Valley in 1890. Recently acquired by San Pedro Wine Group (CCU) in 2000 the winery is now 600 hectares. TERROIR The vines grow on a soil of alluvial origin with fine sandy and stony texture with low moisture retention capacity and poor natural fertility. The winery is located at 33º-34º South latitude at and altitude of 900-1500 meters. The climate is continental arid. Annual temperatures average 14ºC with very cold nights and hot days. Annual rainfall averages 300mm.
Xavier Flouret Wines, founded by Xavier Flouret in 2008, is a collection of boutique wines from around the world. Each award-winning wine embodies the character of that wine’s region, which is important when developing a carefully selected portfolio of varietals. Each bottle features an "X" design on the front and information about the winemaker and the winery on the back, complete with food pairing recommendations.
Food Pairings for Xavier Flouret Malbec la Pilar
STYLE Eye: Intense ruby red color with violet hints. Nose: A very expressive and elegant nose reflecting a perfect mix between black ripe fruit, violets, spices and tobacco. Palate: Good structure in the mouth with rounded, sweet and velvety tannins. Long finish in the mouth.
Notes: AGEING 80% of the wines are aged in oak barrels during 12 months: 70% new French oak and 30% American oak. 6 months extra ageing in bottle in the cellars.
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.6|
|Sugar: 2 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5 grams per liter|