Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Uco Valley Malbec 2017

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Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Uco Valley Malbec 2017

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Doña Paula

Tasting notes - A sumptuous and opulent wine showing rich, black fruit flavours, accompanied by fresh raspberries and mineral notes reminiscent of chalk and graphite. Great structure on the textured palate with balancing freshness through to an elegant finish.

Awards
93 pts, James Suckling, 2021
92+ pts, Robert Parker, 2021
Silver, IWC, 2020

Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Uco Valley Malbec 2017

Big but balanced flavours of spicy blackberries, dark
chocolate and wild herbs with an opulent and
mouthfilling texture, elegant, rich and long.
Producer Note
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.
The vineyards have always been cultivated using sustainable methods which helps to
maximise the true expression of terroir, and in 2019 Doña Paula was certified as a
sustainably managed winery by Bodegas de Argentina. Continuous innovation in
vineyard management ensures Doña Paula produces top quality wines from one year
to the next.
Vintage
Warm temperatures during spring resulted in early bud break and early flowering.
However, the combination of two cold springs in succession in the previous years
(2015/16) has resulted in smaller clusters forming in 2017. 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
Selección de Bodega Malbec comes from Alluvia vineyard, located in Gualtallary, Uco
Valley, at 1,350 meters above the sea level. This head-pruned vineyard is set on the
streambed, its soil contains medium-size alluvial rocks covered with calcium carbonate
patinas and intermingled with sand and chalk enamel. It is one of the poorest soils with
regards to nutrients, its organic matter is almost zeron forcing the roots deep into the
soil in search of nutrients, and it has a great drainage capacity. The weather is cool
during the days and cold during the nights. The vineyards have always been cultivated
using sustainable agricultural practices.
Winemaking
The grapes underwent a cold maceration prior to the alcoholic fermentation, in order
to preserve the primary fruit aromas. A wild fermentation took place with native yeasts
at low temperatures. The wine was then aged new French barriques of which 50% were
new, for 16 months.
Tasting Note
A sumptuous and opulent wine showing rich, black fruit flavours, accompanied by fresh
raspberries and mineral notes reminiscent of chalk and graphite. Great structure on the
textured palate with balancing freshness through to an elegant finish.
Grape
Malbec 100%

Awards
93 pts, James Suckling, 2021
92+ pts, Robert Parker, 2021
Silver, IWC, 2020

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