Dona Paula Altitude 1100 Uco Valley 2019

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Dona Paula Altitude 1100 Uco Valley 2019

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 60%, Syrah 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Doña Paula

Tasting notes - Floral aromas of violet and rosehip from the Malbec are complemented by spicy notes, good volume and silky tannins from the Syrah, while the Cabernet Sauvignon imparts a great structure in this complex and balanced wine.

Dona Paula Altitude 1100 Uco Valley 2019

A complex yet subtly mineral and silky blend showing ripe
blackcurrant fruit complemented by spice, violet and dark
chocolate


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
'Altitude 1100’ comes from three blocks in the Los Indios vineyard, which is located in El
Cepillo, San Carlos, in the Uco Valley, at 1,100 metres above sea level. The climate is
characterised by warm days and cold nights; the average temperature variation is 16
°C, which encourages a long ripening period in which the grapes slowly build aromatic
complexity and the fruit is balanced by refreshing acidity. The average annual rainfall
reaches 300 millimetres. The sandy loam soil offers good drainage and encourages low
fertility; in some sectors, there are gravel and stone deposits of colluvial origin, bound by
a thick, 70 centimetre-deep layer of calcium carbonate known as black caliche. Black
caliche appears in very old soils, where the vine vigour is reduced so the grapes
produced have concentrated flavours. At Doña Paula, the vineyards have always been
managed using sustainable agricultural practices. The grapes are hand-picked.


Winemaking
The grapes were gently destemmed without crushing the berries. Each variety was
vinified separately and underwent cold maceration in stainless steel tanks to extract the
primary aromas. Alcoholic fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless
steel tanks and once complete, the wines were deftly blended. The wine was then
100% matured in French oak, of which 20% were new, for a period of 16 months.


Tasting Note
Floral aromas of violet and rosehip from the Malbec are complemented by spicy notes,
good volume and silky tannins from the Syrah, while the Cabernet Sauvignon imparts a
great structure in this complex and balanced wine.


Grape
Malbec 60%, Syrah 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

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