Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2017

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Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2017

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. 

Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2017

A complex, inky and intense wine with deep flavours of
liquorice and dark fruits and finishing on a fresh, mineral
note.


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.


Vintage
Excellent weather conditions during the ripening period accelerated the harvest and
ensured the grapes were in perfect health when picked. The 2017 vintage will be
remembered for its superb quality, flavour concentration and low volume.


Vineyard
The Vistalba vineyards are located in Lujan de Cuyo and are situated at an altitude
of 1,050 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 as “ espaldero” (vertical
shoot position) resulting in a naturally low yield which results in a fresh wine of great
concentration. The Vistalba soils are clay, loamy soils 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 20 kilograms.


Winemaking
The grapes were manually picked at optimum maturity levels and then meticulously
sorted by hand in order to only vinify the best grapes. A percentage of the clusters
were destemmed and a proportion was left as a whole cluster. Fermentation took
place with natural yeasts in open, square vats without any additions at controlled
temperatures of between 26 to 28°C and lasted several weeks. 100% of the wine was
matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months, until the following harvest.


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.
Grape
Bonarda 100%

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