Don Cristobal 1492 Malbec

Composition:

100% Malbec

Origin:

Finca La Santa Maria Vineyard, Los Campamentos, Rodríguez Peña, Junín, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Vines planted 630 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 26 o C and 28 o C. Maceration time: 28 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: 3.60
– Total Acidity: 9.0 g/l
Tasting Notes:
To the eye it presents intense and bright violet shades. Its aroma is elegant with a perfect conjunction of black fruits and spices. The soft touch of French oak barrels extols this Malbec. Well balanced, complete and with sweet tannins.