Don Cristobal 1492 Verdelho


100% Verdelho


Finca la Santa María, Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, 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 February
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Bunches sorted with a conveyor belt and destemmed. Pellicular maceration for 22 days in wine press, followed by a cold decantation during 24 hours. Alcoholic fermentation is controlled at temperatures of between 14 o C and 16 o C. No malolactic fermentation.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: Aged in stainless steel vats
Technical Analysis:
– Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.0 g/l
– Alcohol: 13%
– pH: 3.4
– Total Acidity: 10.6 g/l
Tasting Notes:
This unique Argentinean wine is native of the Madeira Island – Portugal. It is scintillating with flowery notes. Captivating and fascinating aromas. On the palate it expresses its freshness enhanced by its balanced acidity.