Matias Riccitelli Riccitelli & Father 2018

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Matias Riccitelli Riccitelli & Father 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 70%, Cabernet Franc 30%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A fine and stylish wine of great aromatic intensity, with a core of black fruits surrounded by liquorice, spice and floral notes. Remarkably balanced and deliciously smooth with firm, yet elegant tannins, this has wonderful personality and an endless finish.

Matias Riccitelli Riccitelli & Father 2018

A fine, intense and remarkably balanced wine showing
great aromatic intensity, with a core of velvety black fruits
together with red pepper and surrounded by liquorice,
spice and floral notes.
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
2018 has been cited as a more classic year for Mendoza. Lower temperatures and
rainfall than previous vintages between February and April allowed the grapes to ripen
slowly and gradually, producing fresh wines with smooth tannins.
Vineyard
The Malbec comes from extremely old, low-yielding vines that were planted in 1927 and
produce intensely concentrated fruit. The vineyard is located in Las Compuertas, Luján
de Cuyo, where the soils are made up of loamy clay over alluvial. The Cabernet Franc
grapes are grown in the mountainous vineyard of Los Chacayes, in the Uco Valley, on
boulder soils. The blend of these two regions and varieties produces a beautifully
balanced wine; the intensely concentrated Malbec with the mountainous Cabernet
Franc which lends freshness from the cooler altitudes. The grapes are hand-harvested
at optimum maturity into small 20kg cases to preserve the quality of the fruit. The
vineyards are in conversion to organic status, no herbicides are used and the vineyards
are cultivated using ecologically friendly methods to respect the environment and the
biodiversity of the vineyard.
Winemaking
This blend was made by Matias Riccitelli and his father Jorge, to showcase
concentrated Malbec from ancient vineyards with the intensity that develops from
Cabernet Franc grown in mountain soils. The grapes were meticulously selected by
hand prior to vinification. 20% was vinified as whole cluster, to impart structure and
complexity, the remaining 80% was destemmed. The grapes were fed by gravity into
small French oak vats, where fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts at
temperatures of between 26° and 28°C. Vinification took place without any additions
and the cap was very gently submerged by hand in order to achieve a slow extraction
of flavours, aromas, colour and tannins. The ageing continued in 2,000 litre oak foudres
for 16 months, before being bottled without fining or filtration.
Tasting Note
A fine and stylish wine of great aromatic intensity, with a core of black fruits surrounded
by liquorice, spice and floral notes. Remarkably balanced and deliciously smooth with
firm, yet elegant tannins, this has wonderful personality and an endless finish.
Grape
Malbec 70%, Cabernet Franc 30%

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