Single Vineyard Constanza Malbec 2015
/ Central Valley
/ DO Maule
Grapes: 100% Malbec
This 12 acre vineyard was originally planted with Malbec in 1923. It is managed without irrigation and naturally low yields. The canopy is left to grow freely in order to keep the grape clusters shadowed, allowing the harvest of grapes with high qualitative potential. The composition of this soil results from the degradation of granitic stone in the costal cordillera, with clay and sand in low proportions. Thanks to the proximity of phreatic water it is not necessary to irrigate the vines which have grown their root system to extract the water they need for balanced growth.
2015 was a warm year, but with a cold and humid spring. This resulted in wines that are ripe, but with fruity notes and intense flavor. The tannins are very soft, the acidity is balanced, and the finish is persistent.
Deep purple almost black color with glittering highlights. The stylish and complex nose offers a wide array of aromas including blackcurrant and dark cherry mingling with subtle notes of spices. The palate immediately shows all the wine's density and refinement: very forward ripe fruit flavors with perfectly integrated, velvety tannins revealing a remarkable complexity in the structure and excellent balance. The finish is opulent and extremely long.
Roasted chicken, beef, buffalo with thyme, rosemary, marjoram, sage or pepper.
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
APPELLATION: D.O. Maule
ACIDITY: 4.99 g/l
AGING: 12 month in new french oak barrels
points of distinction
- Single Vineyard, old vine malbec from rare, historic vineyards in prestigious DO Maule
- Highly limited production
- Dry farmed in terroir ideally suited for pure, vibrant Malbec
about the grape +
Well-made Malbec is a dark, perfumed wine with rich, blackberry and damson plum fruit, aromas of violets and tobacco, and ripe, juicy tannins. In France, may be mineral, structured and austere.
– Didier Debono & Patrick d’Aulan
“It is our great privilege to craft wine from these century-old Malbec vines, which is like composing a symphony.”