Finca La Santa Maria Vineyard, Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard / Estate / Viticulture:
– Soil Type: Vines are planted at 935 metres 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: Hand picked in cases of 15 kg during the month of April
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Traditional vinification with spontaneous alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature of between 23 o C and 25 o C. Average time of maceration is 23 days.
– Fermentation Management:
– Reasons for this choice:
– Ageing – barrels / size / time: Aged in stainless steel vats.
A young, fresh, fruity and medium bodied wine with a deep ruby colour and intense aromas of black fruits. Flavors of cherry and vanilla result in a pleasant and round finish.This classic blend makes a wonderful accompaniment to roasted meats and pasta dishes.