Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2021

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Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2021

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A very stylish Malbec delivering enticing aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Complex and rich on the palate, with juicy black fruits, violet and black pepper enveloped in soft ripe tannins and an opulent finish.

Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2021

Smooth notes of blackberry fruit combined with dried fig,
dark chocolate and tapenade with a lovely long finish.
Very stylish, cool climate Malbec.
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.
Vineyard
The grapes are grown in two locations: Perdriel and Galtallary. The vineyards at Perdriel
are situated at an altitude of 980 metres above sea level, near the banks of the
Mendoza River. This proximity to the river provides high levels of water retention in the
vines, which are over 80 years old. Yields range from between four to five tonnes per
hectare. The region has a continental climate, with cool winters and mild summers,
warm days and cooler nights. The soils are sandy silt and rocky, with very good
drainage, which also promotes root growth. Irrigation is via the traditional technique of
flooding. These attributes give the Malbecs great intensity, notable red and black fruit
aromas, minerality and a very gentle structure. The Galtallary vineyards sit at a higher
altitude of 1,500 metres. A continental climate prevails, with cold winters, mild summers
and good diurnal temperature differences. The soils are loamy clay and calcareous
with a depth of 80cm above a rocky subsoil. This soil has good drainage and here the
vineyards are drip irrigated. Hand pruning and a green harvest takes place in both
vineyards to ensure the optimum exposure to the sunlight, while concentrating the
flavours in the berries.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted, then vinified in small concrete tanks. 80% of the fruit
was traditionally fermented at controlled temperatures of 25 to 27°C, with three daily
pump overs, followed by a maceration period of 25 days. 20% of the remaining fruit was
vinified as whole clusters, obtaining a carbonic maceration. Made without oak
influence, to retain the purity of fruit.
Tasting Note
A stylish, cool-climate Malbec delivering aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and
chocolate. Complex and rich on the palate, with juicy black fruits, violet and black
pepper enveloped in soft ripe tannins through to an opulent finish.
Grape
Malbec 100%

Winemaker: Matias Riccitelli
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Lujan de Cuyo
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%

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