Matias Riccitelli This is Not Another Lovely Malbec Valle De Uco 2020

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Matias Riccitelli This is Not Another Lovely Malbec Valle De Uco 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - Pure fruit-driven notes of wild raspberry and ripe plum are layered with delicate floral notes. Smooth and silky with fine tannins, this is a Malbec of great elegance.

Matias Riccitelli This is Not Another Lovely Malbec Valle De Uco 2020

Pure fruit-driven and juicy notes of wild raspberry and
ripe plum are layered with delicate floral notes, smooth
and silky.


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 at an altitude of 1,100 to 1,400 metres above sea-level in the
Uco Valley. At this elevation, the days are warm, but the nights are cold. 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 vines have an average
age of 15 years and are trained according to the Vertical Shoot Position method
(VSP). They are grown in rocky and limestone soils. Matias Riccitelli is moving towards
organic management in the vineyard and the grapes are hand-harvested when
they have reached optimal maturity.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected. 50% of the fruit was vinified as whole bunches
and 50% of the grapes were destemmed. Fermentation took place with natural
yeasts at controlled temperatures of 25 to 28°C. During fermentation twice daily
pigeage or cap punch downs took place to extract flavour, colour and structure.
The wine was matured in small concrete vats to retain the purity of fruit and was
bottled without fining or filtration.


Tasting Note
Pure fruit-driven notes of wild raspberry and ripe plum are layered with delicate floral
notes. Smooth and silky with fine tannins, this is a Malbec of great elegance.
Grape
Malbec 100%

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