Dona Paula Altitude 1350 Mendoza 2019

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Dona Paula Altitude 1350 Mendoza 2019

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 50%, Malbec 45%, Casavecchia 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Doña Paula

Tasting notes - A complex, beautifully balanced wine with spicy and floral notes from the Cabernet Franc and vibrant red fruit notes from the Malbec. Elegant and well-structured with polished tannins which give a long, persistent finish.

Dona Paula Altitude 1350 Mendoza 2019

Complex and balanced with spicy, chocolate and floral
notes surrounding a core of crunchy black fruit and a
touch of minerality, fresh with lovely cooler climate
flavours.
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
2019 was an exceptional vintage in terms of quality. It was a slightly cooler vintage than
average, but with typical rainfall. December and January experienced peaks of high
temperatures and due to the shortage of rain during February and March, the grapes
were exceptionally healthy. The harvest conditions were the best in decades, allowing
the grapes to be picked at the desired maturity.
Vineyard
Doña Paula 1350 comes from two blocks (No.10 and No.7) in the Alluvia vineyard,
which is located in Gualtallary, at 1,350 metres above sea level. The soil is sandy, with
alluvial and calcareous stones; the calcium carbonate content ranges from medium to
very high with caliche which is present in very old soils, where the vine vigour is reduced
resulting in concentrated flavours in the grapes. The Uco Valley is renowned for its warm
days and cool nights and has an average temperature variation of 12.5 °C. This
encourages a long, slow ripening period where the grapes gradually produce rich fruit
flavours, balanced by fresh acidity and pronounced aromatics. The average annual
rainfall is 280 millimetres. Snow-melt water and drip irrigation systems are used to nourish
the espalier-trained vines, which yield 10 tonnes per hectare. At Doña Paula, the
vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices and the
grapes are manually harvested. The blend comprises a small quantity of Casavecchia,
an extremely rare red grape variety from Campania, Italy. Casavecchia has high levels
of anthocyanins which impart its wines with deep colours and strong, supple tannins.
Winemaking
The grapes were gently destemmed without crushing. Each variety was vinified
separately and underwent cold maceration in stainless steel tanks, to extract the
primary aromas. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were blended.
Maturation lasted for 16 months, in French oak barrels, of which 20% were new.
Tasting Note
A complex, beautifully balanced wine with spicy and floral notes from the Cabernet
Franc and vibrant red fruit notes from the Malbec. Elegant and well-structured with
polished tannins which give a long, persistent finish.
Grape
Cabernet Franc 50%, Malbec 45%, Casavecchia 5%

Winemaker: Martin Kaiser
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Valle de Uco
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%

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