The Barrel Select Line expresses both the fruit attributes, such as freshness and sweetness, along with the smoky influences of oak, which add to the wine’s complexity. This is accomplished by aging a portion of the wine in French oak barrels and then blending with wines aged in stainless steel. As a result, a delicate balance between fruit and oak is obtained, in which the scents and flavors of each blend are combined with the oak’s toasted notes. 50% of the Malbec is aged in French oak before blending.

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2019 vintage
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Harvest Note
Early harvest, healthy grapes and vines, ideal temperatures, deep wine concentration and an anticipated end of the harvest season. The 2020 harvest began around September/October after a mild winter, low amounts of snow and some late spring frosts. December and January days were very warm with scarce precipitation which caused the grapes to mature early. Grape harvest occurred earlier than usual this year, in January. 2020 was a truly healthy year both regarding the fruit and the vineyards. We experienced a decrease in quantity but a significant rise in quality. Regarding the wines, this vintage will display concentrated, delicious and memorable wines.
Tasting Note
Deeply red with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis and pepper. Sweet on the palate, friendly tannins with spicy flavors.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
APPELLATION: Mendoza
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 6.15 g/L
ABV: 14%
AGING: The 50% of the wine was aged in second used French oak barrels for three months, the other 50% in concrete vat.
Unique Selling Points
  • Blend of oaked and unoaked wine perfectly balances fruit and oak influences.
  • Aging in oak lends slight smoky characteristics to the finished wine.
  • Grown in high-altitude vineyards over 4,000 feet above sea level.

About the Grape

Malbec
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.
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