Dona Paula Estate Mendoza Blue Edition 2018

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Dona Paula Estate Mendoza Blue Edition 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 60%, Pinot Noir 30%, Bonarda 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Doña Paula

Tasting notes - An intense, complex and vibrant array of fresh fruit aromas are displayed in this stunning Argentinian blend. Wild berry notes come from the Malbec, cherry flavours from the Pinot Noir and the Bonarda imparts juicy layers of blackberry and redcurrant. A voluminous palate with silky tannins leads to a long and pleasant finish.

Awards
91 points, Tim Atkin, 2020

Dona Paula Estate Mendoza Blue Edition 2018

An interesting blend of Pinot Noir, Malbec and Bonarda
with smoky notes of wild berries, cherry and blackberry,
full flavoured and smooth.


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
2018 saw a return to higher yields, after the low yielding vintages of 2016 and 2017.
Doña Paula had a record harvest in 2018, with the highest average in the province.
The growing season was dry, with very low rainfall and average temperatures, which
resulted in fruit with optimal ripeness. 2018 is being hailed as a classic year for
Mendoza.


Vineyard
The grapes were sourced from the El Alto vineyard in Ugarteche, Luján de Cuyo. The
estate is located at 1,050 metres above sea level, where the climate typically
presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14°C.
This diurnal temperature variation encourages a long ripening period, producing a
greater concentration of flavours in the grapes while retaining balancing acidity. The
soils are predominantly clay loam, but have poor profiles resulting from a mixture of
pebbles, gravel and clay. Irrigated by a drip system, the vines are cultivated using
an espalier training method and the vineyards are managed sustainably.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked towards the end of March when they had reached
optimal maturity. Cool pre-fermentation maceration took place preserving the
primary fruit aromas. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless
steel tanks at 25 to 28°C, followed by spontaneous malolactic conversion. The wine
was made in an unoaked style showcasing the purity of fruit in this distinctive blend.


Tasting Note
An intense, complex and vibrant array of fresh fruit aromas are displayed in this
stunning Argentinian blend. Wild berry notes come from the Malbec, cherry flavours
from the Pinot Noir and the Bonarda imparts juicy layers of blackberry and
redcurrant. A voluminous palate with silky tannins leads to a long and pleasant finish.


Grape
Malbec 60%, Pinot Noir 30%, Bonarda 10%

Awards
91 points, Tim Atkin, 2020

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