Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2020

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Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - A very stylish Malbec delivering enticing aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Complex and rich on the palate, with juicy black fruits, violet and black pepper enveloped in soft ripe tannins and an opulent finish.

Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec Lujan de Cuyo 2020

Notes of blackberry fruit combined with dried fig and
prune with a lovely long finish. Very stylish, cool climate
Malbec.


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
2020 offered excellent climatic conditions; there were no incidences of frost or hail, so
the vines followed their natural growth progression. The warm, dry weather
throughout the growing period resulted in healthy, vibrant fruit full of varietal
characteristics.


Vineyard
The grapes are grown in two locations: Perdriel and Galtallary. The vineyards at
Perdriel are situated at an altitude of 980 metres above sea level, near the banks of
the Mendoza River. This proximity to the river provides high levels of water retention in
the vines, which are over 80 years old. Yields range from between four to five tonnes
per hectare. The region has a continental climate, with cool winters and mild
summers, warm days and cooler nights. The soils are sandy silt and rocky, with very
good drainage, which also promotes root growth. Irrigation is via the traditional
technique of flooding. These attributes give the Malbecs great intensity, notable red
and black fruit aromas, minerality and a very gentle structure. The Galtallary
vineyards sit at a higher altitude of 1,500 metres. A continental climate prevails, with
cold winters, mild summers and good diurnal temperature differences. The soils are
loamy clay and calcareous with a depth of 80cm above a rocky subsoil. This soil has
good drainage and here the vineyards are drip irrigated. Hand pruning and a
green harvest takes place in both vineyards to ensure the optimum exposure to the
sunlight, while concentrating the flavours in the berries.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted, then vinified in small concrete tanks. 80% of the fruit
was traditionally fermented at controlled temperatures of 25 to 27°C, with three daily
pump overs, followed by a maceration period of 25 days. 20% of the remaining fruit
was vinified as whole clusters, obtaining a carbonic maceration. Made without oak
influence, to retain the purity of fruit.


Tasting Note
A stylish, cool-climate Malbec delivering aromas of wild dark fruits, vanilla and
chocolate. Complex and rich on the palate, with juicy black fruits, violet and black
pepper enveloped in soft ripe tannins through to an opulent finish.


Grape
Malbec 100%

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