Don Cristobal Triana

Composition:

50% Malbec, 30% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin:

Finca La Santa Maria, Los Campamentos, Rodríguez Peña, Junín, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Vines planted 935 meters above sea level. The soils at the base of the Andes tend to be young and alluvial with a high proportion of sand and loam and are low in organic material. The sandy loam is underlain with river rocks offering good drainage.
– Special Vintage Info:
Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: By hand, in cases of 15 Kg during the month of April.
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Bunches sorted with a conveyor belt and destemmed. Traditional, cold pre-fermentation during 3 days, spontaneous alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures of between 26 o C and 28 o C. Maceration time: 25 days on Shiraz, 27 days on Malbec and 28 days on Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% Malolactic fermentation.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: 100% aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l): 1.5 g/l
– Alcohol: 14.5%
– pH: 3.70
– Total Acidity: 8.2 g/l
Tasting Notes:
Elegance, complexity and harmony prevail in this blend. Flavours of dried cherries and plums are framed by coffee, spice and leather. Great aromatic intensity, with red and black fruits. The eighteen months ageing in French oak barrels extol the richness of its ripe tannins. Excellent structure and ageing potential.