Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2020

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Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2020

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Bonarda 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - This deep purple hued wine has a beautiful aroma of red dark fruit combined with a touch of mint, layered with chocolate notes. Complex and smooth on the palate with ripe tannins and a long finish. 

Matias Riccitelli The Apple Doesnt Fall Far From The Tree Bonarda 2020

A complex, inky and intense wine with deep flavours of
liquorice and dark fruits and finishing on a fresh, mineral
note.
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 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 Vistalba vineyards are located in Lujan de Cuyo and are situated at an altitude of
1,050 metres above sea level. The continental climate is characterised by cold winters
and mild summers, with warm days and cool nights. The heat assists the promotion of
sugar levels in the ripening grapes, while the coolness of the night retains the acidity
level, achieving healthy and balanced berries. The average rainfall is 200mm and the
traditional technique of flooding is used for irrigating the vines. The average age of the
vines is 60 years; planted as “ espaldero” (vertical shoot position) resulting in a naturally
low yield which results in a fresh wine of great concentration. The Vistalba soils are clay,
loamy soils above the rocky subsoil. This soil has good drainage, promoting the healing
and growth of roots. Deleafing and green harvesting takes place in December, with a
manual harvest taking place in small trays of 20 kilograms.
Winemaking
The grapes were manually picked at optimum maturity levels and then meticulously
sorted by hand in order to only vinify the best grapes. A percentage of the clusters
were destemmed and a proportion was left as whole clusters. Fermentation took place
with natural yeasts in open, square vats without any additions at controlled
temperatures of between 26 to 28°C and lasted several weeks. 100% of the wine was
matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months, until the following harvest.
Tasting Note
This deep purple hued wine has a beautiful aroma of red dark fruit combined with a
touch of mint, layered with chocolate notes. Complex and smooth on the palate with
ripe tannins and a long finish.
Grape
Bonarda 100%

Winemaker: Matias Riccitelli
Region: Mendoza
Subregion: Lujan de Cuyo
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14.5%

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