Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2020

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Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - Deep purple in colour, with beautiful aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. This is a complex and rich Malbec with smooth ripe tannins and a long finish.

Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree Malbec 2020

Intense and mouth-filling with wonderful aromas of black
plum combined with cedar and spicy fruit cake, elegant
and smooth.
ProducerNote
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
2020 was one of the earliest and warmest vintages on record. With low rainfall
throughout the season, a cool and dry winter was followed by a hot summer. The
combination of no winter snow and hydric stress from the hot, dry summer meant that
yields were significantly reduced. The berries were smaller and matured at a much
quicker rate than usual. The harvest was brought forward by approximately one month
in most cases. It was essential to pick at the right moment, to ensure good acidity
balanced the mature tannins and concentrated flavours.
Vineyard
The grapes are hand-picked from Matias Riccitelli's vineyards. Half the grapes come
from the Perdriel vineyard at 950 metres above sea level in the subregion of Lujan de
Cuyo. Located at the banks of the Mendoza River, the rocky soil delivers a rich wine,
with ripe fruit and smooth tannins. The other half comes from Gualtallary, which is
situated at 1,400 metres altitude in the northern part of the Uco Valley. The vines here
deliver fresh, spicy Malbec from calcareous soils. A green harvest is performed in
December to concentrate the flavours in the berries. Both vineyards are influenced by
diurnal temperature changes which encourages a long hang time, promoting
concentrated flavours in the berries while retaining balancing acidity. The harvest takes
place manually in 20-kilo trays in order to protect the quality of the grapes.
Winemaking
The grapes were manually picked at optimum maturity levels and then meticulously
sorted by hand in order to only vinify the best grapes. Fermentation took place at
controlled temperatures of 26°C in small concrete tanks, with four daily pump-overs and
a long maceration period of 30 days. 100% of the wine was matured in seasoned
French oak barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Note
Deep purple in colour, with beautiful aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate
on the nose. This is a complex and rich Malbec with smooth ripe tannins and a long
finish.
Grape
Malbec 100%

Winemaker: Matias Riccitelli
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Lujan de Cuyo
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%

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