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MALBEC

Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec.

Origin: Finca Ayni and Finca Suarez Altamira, Valle de Uco, Mendoza.

Altitude: 1100 m.

Viticulture method: Organic. certified “in transition”.

Soils: Sandy loam over calcium carbonate coated gravels, 30 to 50 cm deep.

Climate: Cool average temperatures and nights with wide thermal amplitude, relatively more humid than other areas of Mendoza.

Production: 120.000 bottles.

Aging: 3000/5000 liter foudres and concrete vats for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: “Exhibits a dense, saturated ruby/purple color along with a sweet perfume of charcoal, white chocolate, blueberries and blackberries intermixed with hints of forest floor and spring flowers. A wine of delicacy, suppleness and full-bodied power as well as tremendous harmony and purity. “ Robert Parker (Wine Advocate)

VintageScores and Awards (*)
2016DWA – Bronze

93 DS Vino Revelación – “Best value for
money

201594 TA, Bronze –IWC, 16.5 JH, 90 JS
201491 WA, GLD IWC
201390 WS, 93 TA, 90 JS, 93 DS, GLD-DWA
201290 ST, 92 WA, 91 TA
201191 ST, 92 WA
201090 ST, 93 WA
200890 WA

(*) WS: Wine Spectator; WA: Wine Advocate; ST: International Wine Cellar (StephenTanzer); W&S: Wine & Spirits; JS: James Suckling; TA: Tim Atkin; DS: Descorchados(Patricio Tapia); TR: Trophy; GLD: Gold/Oro; DWA: Decanter Wine Awards; IWC: International Wine Challenge; IWSC: International Wine and Spirits Competition; MV: Mundus Vini; SS: Steven Spurrier; AL: Andreas Larsson; TC: Tom Cannavan’s Wine-Pages.com; AWA: Argentina Wine Awards; JR: Jancis Robinson; JH: Julia Harding