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Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Mendoza 2017


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Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A very stylish Malbec, with beautiful aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate in the nose. This is a complex and rich wine with smooth ripe tannins and a long finish.

Awards
91Pts, Robert Parker, 2017
92Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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Notes of blackberry fruit combined with dried fig and
prune with a lovely long finish. Very stylish Malbec.
Producer Note
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at
some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the
world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own
winery in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within
the premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and
dynamic project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine
terroir.
Vineyard
The grapes are grown in two locations: Perdriel and Galtallary. The vineyards at
Perdriel are situated at an altitude of 980 metres above sea level, near the banks of
the Mendoza River. This proximity to the river provides high levels of water retention in
the vines, which are over 80 years old. Yields range from between four to five tonnes
per hectare. The region has a continental climate, with cool winters and mild
summers, warm days and cooler nights. The soils are sandy silt and rocky, with very
good drainage, which also promotes root growth. Irrigation is via the traditional
technique of flooding. These attributes give the Malbecs great intensity, notable red
and black fruit aromas, minerality and a very gentle structure. The Galtallary
vineyards sit at a higher altitude of 1500 metres. A continental climate prevails, with
cold winters, mild summers and good diurnal temperature differences. The soils are
loamy clay and calcareous with a depth of 80cm above a rocky subsoil. This soil has
good drainage and here the vineyards are drip irrigated. Hand pruning and a
green harvest takes place in both vineyards to ensure the optimum exposure to the
sunlight, while concentrating the flavours in the berries.
Winemaking
Manually harvested using small trays of 20kg, which helped to preserve the quality of
the grapes. The grapes were carefully sorted, then vinified in small concrete tanks.
Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 26°C, with four pump overs
per day, and a maceration period of 20 days. 70% of the final wine was aged in
concrete tanks, while 30% was aged in French oak barrels.
Tasting Note
A very stylish Malbec, with beautiful aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate
in the nose. This is a complex and rich wine with smooth ripe tannins and a long
finish.
Serving Suggestion
Lovely on its own or with juicy red meat.
Grape
Malbec 100%

Awards
91Pts, Robert Parker, 2017
92Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Mendoza 2017

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A very stylish Malbec, with beautiful aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate in the nose. This is a complex and rich wine with smooth ripe tannins and a long finish.

Awards
91Pts, Robert Parker, 2017
92Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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