Don Cristobal 1492 Bonarda

Composition:

100% Malbec

Origin:

Finca La Santa Maria Vineyard, 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 March
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Bunches sorted with a conveyor belt and destemmed. Traditional, cold pre-fermentation during 4 days, spontaneous alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures of between 26oC and 28oC. Maceration time: 20 days. 100% Malolactic fermentation.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: 20% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months.
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.0 g/l
– Alcohol: 14%
– pH: 3.70
– Total Acidity: 9.0 g/l
Tasting Notes:
An elegant Malbec, of outstanding red purple tones. Intense scents and blueberries and dry plums taste, combined with notable vanilla and tobacconotes. Excellent in mouth, reminds us to chocolate combined with a soft smoke that makes it irresistible. Sweet, complex, outstanding exponent of the great Argentinean Malbec.