El Camino Mendoza Malbec 2020

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El Camino Mendoza Malbec 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - El Camino

Tasting notes - A well-balanced wine with inviting aromas of plum jam, through to a fresh juicy palate and a rich smoky finish

El Camino Mendoza Malbec 2020

A perfumed and easy drinking Malbec with spicy, black
plum fruit flavours integrated into an inviting vanilla
background.
Producer Note
El Camino - the King's Highway - threads mythically through the foothills of the majestic
Andes among vineyards famed the world over for the purity of their growing conditions.
The combination of these superb vineyard sites, the dedication and expertise of the
local viticulturists and winemakers and a touch of European know-how, results in wines
of real intensity. Made exclusively for us.
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 vineyards are located around Costa de Araujo, North East of Mendoza. The
climate is semi-desert, with low annual rainfall. The area is influenced by its proximity to
the Andes Mountains, where the melted snow flows through irrigation channels to
nourish the vines during the hot summer months. The strong wind, known locally as the
‘Zonda’ which usually occurs during May and November, brings with it warmer
temperatures, often followed by cooler ones, requiring vigilance in the vineyard. The
soils are mainly clay, which has good water retention properties, ideal in this warm
climate.
Winemaking
The grapes were destemmed after harvesting, to obtain a fruity expression from the
grapes. After pressing, 60% of the juice underwent temperature controlled maceration
to extract flavour, colour and to impart structure to the wine. The remaining 40% of the
juice was fermented immediately between 20 to 25°C imparting a vibrancy and
freshness to the wine. After the alcoholic fermentation and malolactic conversions were
complete, the wine was then centrifuged, clarified and filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
A well-balanced wine with inviting aromas of plum jam, through to a fresh juicy palate
and a rich smoky finish.
Grape
Malbec 100%

Winemaker: Pablo Minetto
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 13%

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