Dona Paula Altitude 969 Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2021

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Dona Paula Altitude 969 Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2021

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Petit Verdot 55%, Bonarda 40%, Malbec 5%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Doña Paula

Tasting notes - A stunning, high altitude blend where Petit Verdot offers aromas of blueberries and jasmine; Bonarda delivers intense notes of blackberries and raspberries and a touch of Malbec adds volume to the palate and a long finish.

Dona Paula Altitude 969 Lujan de Cuyo Mendoza 2021

A stunning high altitude blend, where pure juicy berried
fruit notes are complemented by hints of jasmine and
anise in this elegant and fresh wine.
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.
Vineyard
This wine takes its name from the average height of the selected parcels for this blend.
The grapes come from Finca El Alto in Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo, where the Petit
Verdot vines are planted at 1,030 metres above sea level in the stoniest plots which
have the presence of calcium carbonate. The Bonarda vines are planted in the lowest
part of the same vineyard, at approximately 908 metres’ elevation, where the soil is
mostly clay with gravel and pebbles. The Malbec also comes from the same vineyard.
The double cordon trained vines are drip irrigated and they yield between seven to 10
tonnes per hectare. The climate is characterised by its warm days and cool nights, with
thermal amplitude of 14°C and an average annual rainfall of 250 millimetres. At Doña
Paula the vineyards have always been managed with sustainable farming practices.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully destemmed in order not to crush the berries. Each variety
was vinified with minimal intervention, in cement eggs. The egg shape helps to keep
the liquid constantly in motion, so the temperature is more consistent and the lees
remain in suspension. The resulting wine achieves a greater character and volume on
the palate. Once the alcoholic fermentation was complete, the wines were blended
and malolactic conversion took place. A brief maturation took place within the same
cement egg before the wine was bottled early to retain freshness and the purity of fruit.
Tasting Note
A stunning, high altitude blend where Petit Verdot offers aromas of blueberries and
jasmine; Bonarda delivers intense notes of blackberries and raspberries and a touch of
Malbec adds volume to the palate and a long finish.
Grape
Petit Verdot 55%, Bonarda 40%, Malbec 5%

Winemaker: MarcosFernandez
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Ugarteche
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13.5%

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