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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £70.66
Country - Argentina
Region - Mendoza
Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Doña Paula
Tasting notes - Intense violet in colour, this estate Malbec has enticing aromas of plums, black cherries, liquorice and spice, backed by subtle mineral and graphite notes. Great balance and freshness on the palate, with a deep concentration of ripe fruit, soft tannins and a persistent finish.
Lovely aromas of vanilla and cooked black plums, ripe
and textured with a black peppery finish.
Doña Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in
new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. Established in 1997, they own all of their
vineyards covering 700 hectares. These vineyard sites are located in the best
subregions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and
Tupungato. They cultivate the vineyards using sustainable methods, maximising the
true expression of terroir. Their continuous innovation in vineyard management
ensures top quality wines from one year to the next.
The grapes were sourced from two of Dona Paula's best estate vineyards: Finca
Alluvia in Gualtallary, situated at 1,350 metres above sea level and Finca Los Indios,
located in Altamira, Uco Valley at an altitude of 1,100 metres. The soils are stony in
the first location and sandy loam in the second, but both have a high calcareous
content. This Malbec displays the characteristics of its cool climate origins and the
wide diurnal temperature differences. The daily diurnal temperature range is
excellent for the production of quality grapes; the nightly cooling-off extends the
ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while
retaining balancing acidity. The vines are grown on espaliers, using drip irrigation
and the vineyards are cultivated using sustainable agricultural practices.
The grapes were hand-picked, prior to a gentle destemming without crushing the
berries. A cold, pre-fermentation maceration was carried out. Fermentation took
place at low temperatures, followed by a post-fermentation maceration of 15 to 20
days, extracting colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was then racked to first,
second and third-use French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.
Intense violet in colour, this estate Malbec has enticing aromas of plums, black
cherries, liquorice and spice, backed by subtle mineral and graphite notes. Great
balance and freshness on the palate, with a deep concentration of ripe fruit, soft
tannins and a persistent finish.
Perfect with a sirloin steak, hand-cut chips and herb roasted tomatoes.
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