Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2018

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Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - Concentrated and powerful, this is a very complex yet elegant wine with aromas of wild blackberries, black cherries, liquorice and floral notes. Perfectly balanced with a great structure, rounded palate and an elegant finish.

Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2018

Concentrated and powerful with an opulent texture and
notes of liquorice, dark chocolate and black fruits
through to a long and beautifully rich finish.
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 in 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 Vineyard Selection is a blend of Malbec from three traditional Mendoza terroirs. The
grapes are grown on ungrafted old vines from Vistalba, Perdriel and La Consulta where
the vines have an average age of 80 years old. The clay loamy soils over rocky subsoil
in the Vistalbas vineyard provide good permeability. The vineyard in Perdriel is located
along the Mendoza River and has stony soils. The La Consulta vineyard has clay loamy
soils, which are low in organic matter and offer good permeability. The diversity of the
three terroirs impart complexity and elegance to the blend. The grapes were hand
harvested in small 20 kilogram cases, in order to keep the integrity of each cluster.
Winemaking
The grapes were meticulously sorted in order to select the best quality berries, which
were then vinified in small concrete vats, with wild yeasts. Cold maceration took place
for five days, to extract aromas, flavour and colour. The temperature was maintained at
26 to 28°C during fermentation, which was followed by post-fermentation maceration of
15 days, to impart structure and extract the pure fruit flavours. The wine was then
transferred into French oak barrels of first, second and third use for 16 months.
Tasting Note
Concentrated and powerful, this is a very complex yet elegant wine with aromas of wild
blackberries, black cherries, liquorice and floral notes. Perfectly balanced with an
opulent structure and a rich finish.
Grape
Malbec 100%

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

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