Dona Paula Estate Uco Valley Malbec 2020

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Dona Paula Estate Uco Valley Malbec 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Doña Paula

Tasting notes - Enticing aromas of plums, black cherries, liquorice and spice are underpinned by subtle mineral and graphite notes. The Estate Malbec delivers great balance and freshness on the palate, with a deep concentration of ripe fruit, gentle tannins and a black peppery finish.

Awards
Silver, IWSC, 2020

Dona Paula Estate Uco Valley Malbec 2020

Lovely herbal aromas of tapenade and cooked black
plums, ripe yet fresh and textured with a black peppery
finish.


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
2019 was an exceptional vintage in terms of quality. It was a slightly cooler vintage than
average, but with typical rainfall. December and January experienced peaks of high
temperatures and due to the shortage of rain during February and March, the grapes
were exceptionally healthy. The harvest conditions were the best in decades, allowing
the grapes to be picked at the desired maturity.


Vineyard
The grapes were sourced from two of Dona Paula's best estate vineyards: Finca Alluvia
in Gualtallary, situated at 1,350 metres above sea level and Finca Los Indios, located in
Altamira, Uco Valley at an altitude of 1,100 metres. The soils are stony in the first location
and sandy loam in the second, but both have a high calcareous content. This Malbec
displays the characteristics of its cool climate origins and the wide diurnal temperature
differences. The daily diurnal temperature range is excellent for the production of
quality grapes; the nightly cooling-off extends the ripening period, allowing the grapes
to develop rich varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity. The vines are
grown on espaliers, using drip irrigation and the vineyards are cultivated using
sustainable agricultural practices.


Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked, prior to a gentle destemming without crushing the
berries. A cold, pre-fermentation maceration was carried out. Fermentation took place
at low temperatures, followed by a post-fermentation maceration of 15 to 20 days,
extracting colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was then racked to first, second
and third-use French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.


Tasting Note
Enticing aromas of plums, black cherries, liquorice and spice are underpinned by
subtle mineral and graphite notes. The Estate Malbec delivers great balance and
freshness on the palate, with a deep concentration of ripe fruit, gentle tannins and a
black peppery finish.


Grape
Malbec 100%

Awards
Silver, IWSC, 2020

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