Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Trousseau 2018

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Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Trousseau 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Patagonia

Grape Varieties - Trousseau 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - Made from 100% Trousseau this elegant wine offers aromatic complexity with wild red-berried fruits and mineral notes complemented by spicy, floral hues. Refreshing and silky, this is light but with good structure and a long finish. 

Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Trousseau 2018

Made from 100% Trousseau this pale, light-bodied wine
offers wild red-berried fruits and mineral notes
complemented by spicy, floral hues. Refreshing and silky
with a long finish.


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
The 2018 growing season was warm and dry. The temperatures rose during the
summer but the cooler temperatures in the evenings refreshed the vines and
encouraged a long maturation which resulted in fruit with concentrated varietal fruit
flavours with balancing freshness.


Vineyard
The Trousseau grapes come from the traditional vine growing sites of Allen and Ing
Heuergo in the province of Rio Negro, Patagonia, approximately half way between
the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on the 39° latitude south, the
sunlight exposure is more intense than northern areas, but at this latitude the nights
are much colder. This 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
low-yielding vines were planted at the beginning of the 1970s and they are
ungrafted allowing for complete interaction between the silty soils and the vine. The
vines are cultivated naturally following organic principles resulting in wines that are
expressive of the terroir and their varietal characteristics. The grapes are handharvested once they have reached optimal maturity. The long-forgotten variety of
Trousseau is a dark skinned variety that originated in the Jura, France and is a
synonym for Bastardo.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted and selected. The fruit, of which 30% was kept as
whole-bunches, was fermented in small French oak vats with indigenous yeasts at
temperatures of 26 to 28°C. The wine was aged for a further eight months in French
oak before being bottled without being fined or filtered.


Tasting Note
Made from 100% Trousseau this elegant wine offers aromatic complexity with wild
red-berried fruits and mineral notes complemented by spicy, floral hues. Refreshing
and silky, this is light but with good structure and a long finish.


Grape
Trousseau 100%

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