02. Arraigo // OLD VINES // MALBEC
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec.
Grape Origin: Finca Libertad, Mendoza Upper River Bank (850 meters above sea level; 2800 fts), Cruz de Piedra, Maipú, Mendoza. Mixture of young vineyards descended from the ancient vineyards planted by Tiburcio Benegas in 1888.
Harvest Time: Last week of April.
Winemaking Process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in tank at 25° C (77° F) with native yeast. Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 6 months in French oak barrels.
Technical Data: Alcohol 14.5%, Sugar 1.96, PH 3.6, Acidity 5.53 gr/lt.
-Colour: Ruby red colour with deep purple edges. Clear, limpid and medium intensity.
-Nose: Herbaceous at the entrances, with fresh and complex aromas of red fruits such as currants, raspberries and plums.
-Mouth: Elegant at at the entrance, meaty in the mid palate with friendly ripe and round tannins. Long and silky finish.
Ageing Capacity: 8 years.
Drinking Temperature: 15°/17° C (59°/63° F)
Food Pairing: Excellent to accompany dishes of Italian or Greek food, Tomato sauces, gourmet pizzas, various grilled meats, poultry, duck and lamb with fine herbs.