LA CONSULTA, UCO VALLEY; MENDOZA
Uco Valley in the province of Mendoza is the cradle of Malbec in Argentina. Produces Malbec with character and spirit. This wine was born in a 75-year-old vineyard at 3,400 feet / 1.030 meters a.s.l. located at the foothill of the Andes in La Consulta, Uco Valley; Mendoza.
Soil: Free draining soil composed with alluvial sediments with predominance of clay and rock base with a stony, sandy surface. These characteristics are excellent for quality viticulture, as they stress the vines, leading to decreased vigor and lower yields.
Climate: Very Dry and Continental with thermal temperature amplitude from 20 to 30 degrees fahrenheit. These will give slow and long ripening periods achieving rich and concentrated ﬂavors, balanced sugars and acidity with phenolic ripeness.
Tasting Notes: Deep purple red with bluish tinges in color with an abundance of succulent red fruit, prunes and plums on the palate. Round, soft and elegant tannins
Variety: 100 % Malbec.
Yield: 8 ton per hectare.
Aging: 8 months in French and American oak barrels.
Alc. 14.00 % by Vol. 750 ml
Harvest: 4,000 cases x 12
Hand Harvest: Minimal Intervention Viticulture.