100% of this Malbec stems from the alluvial terrace of Altamira, lying at 1,200 meters above sea level. There, limestones covered pebbles and gravels occupy 85% of the soil volume, granting to the wine elegance and minerality. 3% of clay in the fine matrix allow Malbec to express fresh red fruit flavors, as well as a delicate and elegant roundness on the palate.
Vinification and maturation
The grapes go through a double selection process and are released by gravity into small stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration at 5°C for 7 days. The alcoholic fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts at 24°C for 15 days. In order to maintain careful, gentle handling, pumping is not used; the cap is rotated by manual pigeage throughout the fermentation, and once this is completed, post-fermentation maceration begins for 4 days. The wine was matured in 3,500 ltd untoasted Foudres for 18 months, and 12 months in the bottle. There was a coarse filtration prior to bottling, to ensure no interference with the quality of the wine.
This opaque ruby wine with hints of blue and purple, has an enticing nose of freshly picked cherries, red currant, and raspberry accompanied by cocoa powder, nutmeg and olives. The palate explodes with crisp red fruits with a touch of violets and underbrush. Minerality completes this complex, well structured wine with a long, beautiful finish. This wine will age 10+ years.
This wine is great with leaner red meats such as bison or ostrich. It pairs well with strong flavours like blue cheese and earthy flavours like mushrooms and cumin spice.