Doña Paula El Alto Parcel Malbec 2011


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El Alto Parcel Malbec has an intense violet color, spicy and dried herbs aromas combined with fresh mint/camphor nuances and dried red fruits like plums. In the mouth, it is medium to full bodied but sophisticatedly austere. This complex and concentrated wine has a very persistent finish and a long cellaring potential. Elegant herbal character and smooth-silky tannins are the archetype of Ugarteche wines.

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A wine of a deep violet color and highly aromatic intensity. Outstanding spicy, floral and dried herb aromas as well as ripe red fruit and dried fruit notes can be perceived. In the mouth, it displays a great balance and elegance, and silky and velvety tannins. It is a complex and concentrated wine, with a very persistent finish.

Tasting notes

El Alto Parcel Malbec is the result of a land plot selection of only 1.3 hectares from block No.12 in our El Alto Vineyard, which is located in Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, at 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level. e vineyard – planted in 1971 – is a massal selection of old pre-phyilloxeric Malbec vines from the Vistalba region. It is own rooted, low-density spaced (1,850 plants per hectare) and flood irrigated. e soil is clay here, with pebbles and gravel from 1 meter (3.28 feet) of depth. e plants, together with the mild climate and its cool nights, produce sweet and ripe tannins.

Vineyards is wine is produced by microvinification in small containers and in very limited lots. Once in the winery, the grapes undergo a double sorting process, first of bunches and then of berries. e selected berries are sent to a special room (temperature-controlled at below 20 °C) where the alcoholic fermentation – under wild yeast culture – and the malolactic fermentation take place. e post-fermentative maceration lasts from 15 to 20 days. e wine is then devatted and racked to 50 % new French oak barrels, where ageing is carried out for 20 to 22 months. is traditional method ensures that the grapes are handled gently, as all the processes are performed by gravity

TECHNICAL NOTE S

Third week of March

100% Malbec

El Alto, Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo

14,8    Alcohol

This wine presents a deep violet colour. Its high aromatic intensity stands out, where spicy, floral and dry herbs aromas as well as notes of ripe red fruit and nuts can clearly be perceived. In the mouth, it displays a great balance and elegance, with silky and velvety tannins. It is a concentrated, complex wine with a very persistent finish.

TASTING NOTES

El Alto Parcel Malbec has its origin in a 2.70-hectare selected parcel from our Finca El Alto's block No. 10, located at 1.000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level in the Ugarteche sub-region of Luján de Cuyo. This vineyard was planted in 1969 as the result of a massal selection of old pre-phylloxeric Malbec from Vistalba. It is own rooted, low-density spaced (1850 plants per hectare) and flood irrigated. The soil is clay and has gravel from 1 meter (3 ft) deep onwards.

These type of soils together with the mild climate and its cool nights, originate sweet and ripe tannins.

VINEYARDS

This wine is the result of a microvinification in barrels from these very limited-release lots. When they enter into the winery, the grapes undergo a double sorting table, first bunches and then in a vibratory table, by berries. Second-used French oak 225 liters (59 US gal lqd) barrels are filled with 170 kilograms (375 lb) of pure-clean berries, which are immediately re-caped and sent to a special room temperature controlled at around 20°C (68ºF) where the alcoholic- wild culture -and malolactic fermentation take place.

To make a soft extraction, the barrels are rolled daily for 10 to 15 days. Then, the wine is racked to new French oak barrels where it is aged for 14 months. This artisanal vinification method ensures that grapes are handled gently and all the process is carried out by gravity.

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Vintage
2011
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Luján de Cuyo

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Doña Paula El Alto Parcel Malbec 2011

El Alto Parcel Malbec has an intense violet color, spicy and dried herbs aromas combined with fresh mint/camphor nuances and dried red fruits like plums. In the mouth, it is medium to full bodied but sophisticatedly austere. This complex and concentrated wine has a very persistent finish and a long cellaring potential. Elegant herbal character and smooth-silky tannins are the archetype of Ugarteche wines.

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