Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2015


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Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Bonarda 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - This deep purple hued wine has a beautiful aroma of red dark fruit combined with a touch of mint, layered with chocolate notes. Complex and smooth on the palate with ripe tannins and a long finish.

Awards
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2017
92Pts, James Suckling, 2017

No of Cases
In Stock

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A complex and intense wine with smoky and anise undertones


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 Vistalba vineyards are located in Lujan de Cuyo and are situated at an altitude of 1050 metres above sea level. The continental climate is characterised by cold winters and mild summers, with warm days and cool nights. The heat assists the promotion of sugar levels in the ripening grapes, while the coolness of the night retains the acidity level, achieving healthy and balanced berries. The average rainfall is 200mm and the traditional technique of flooding is used for irrigating the vines. The average age of the vines is 60 years, planted to a density of 5000 plants per hectare. The Vistalba soils are loamy, claylike and calcareous, with a depth of one metre above the rocky subsoil. This soil has good drainage, promoting the
healing and growth of roots. Deleafing and green harvesting takes place in December, with a manual harvest taking place in small trays of 20kg.


Winemaking
The grapes were manually picked at optimum maturity levels and then meticulously sorted by hand in order to only vinify the best grapes. The fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 26°C, with four pump-overs per day. A long maceration period followed, which lasted for 30 days. 100% of the wine was then matured in French oak barrels for 12 months, with final clarification using fresh egg whites.


Tasting Note
This deep purple hued wine has a beautiful aroma of red dark fruit combined with a touch of mint, layered with chocolate notes. Complex and smooth on the palate with ripe tannins and a long finish.


Serving Suggestion
The perfect accompaniment to barbecued meats, lamb and pasta dishes with rich, flavoursome sauces.


Grape
Bonarda 100%

Awards
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2017
92Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Mendoza

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Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2015

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Bonarda 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - This deep purple hued wine has a beautiful aroma of red dark fruit combined with a touch of mint, layered with chocolate notes. Complex and smooth on the palate with ripe tannins and a long finish.

Awards
90Pts, Robert Parker, 2017
92Pts, James Suckling, 2017

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