Vistalba, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
AGE OF THE VINEYARD:
The vines were planted in 1908
85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
30 hl/ ha
Deleafing and green picking is carried out in December. Harvest is realized manually in small trays of 20 kg in order not to damage the grapes. Double selection is performed: first selection of bunches and a second selection grape by grape.
Cold maceration is carried out at 10°C-12°C for 5 days prior to fermentation which takes place at a controlled temperature of 29°C in order to preserve the optimum expression of the “terroir”. 4 pump-overs per day and a long maceration period of 20 days at 25°C .
100 % exclusively in French oak barrels for 16 months.
Deep red colour with dense violet tones. The bouquet, attractive and charming, provides an explosion of red cherry and plum fruits. The French oak adds delicious hints of vanilla, coffee, and interesting complexity. On the palate, the wine is rich and well structured with soft tannins. A long and elegant finish. Superb combined with delicate dishes, grilled meats, and chocolate desserts.