02. Arraigo // SINGLE VINEYARD // MALBEC
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Grape Origin: Selection of the best parcels from our vineyards Finca La Encerrada (1450 meters above sea level 2800 ft), Gualtallary, Uco Valley, Mendoza.Grapes planted 88 years ago by the Benegas Family.
Harvest Time: Second week of April.
Winemaking Process: Prefermentative cold maceration. Fermentation in a tank at 25°C. Post fermentation maceration for two weeks. Racking and natural malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: 12 months in French oak barrels.
Technical Data: Alcohol 14%, Sugar 1.4, PH 3.4, Acidity 6 gr/lt.
-Colour: Intense ruby red colour with violet hues, bright and clean.
-Nose: Shows presence of ripe red fruits and floral notes such as violets typical of the high cold areas of Uco Valley. The thermal amplitude give the wine a deep colour and a great aromatic intensity.
-Mouth: Wine of medium intensity with soft and round tannins that unfould through the mouth. Fresh and juicy very friendly in the palate with a subtle minerality. Elegant and long finish.
Ageing Capacity: 12 years.
Drinking Temperature: 15°/17° C (59°/63° F)
Food Pairing: Ideal to combine with smoked dishes (cheese, salmon). Red meats, lamb sweetbreads, fishes like trout and pasta with mushrooms sauce.