In the last 5 years Eduardo, his family and the Cristobal team have overseen the completion of the new, State of the Art Winemaking facility at Ugarteche. Including two bottling lines and able to produce high quality, Estate Grown and Bottled, 18.75cl, single serve bottles.
This is a super-professional operation, but never losing sight of the uniqueness of the property.
100% Malbec from the Finca La Santa Maria Vineyard, Los Campamentos, Rodríguez Peña, Junín, Mendoza, Argentina
Vines planted 630 meters above sea level. The soils at the base of the Andes tend to be young and alluvial with a high proportion of sand and loam and are low in organic material. The sandy loam is underlain with river rocks offering good drainage.
The grapes were handled by hand, in cases of 15 Kg during the month of March. Bunches sorted with a conveyor belt and destemmed. Traditional, cold pre-fermentation during 4 days, spontaneous alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures of between 26 o C and 28 o C. Maceration time: 28 days. 100% Malolactic fermentation. 20% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. Alcohol: 14%
To the eye it presents intense and bright violet shades. Its aroma is elegant with a perfect conjunction of black fruits and spices. The soft touch of French oak barrels extols this Malbec. Well balanced, complete and with sweet tannins.
Try with a big fat veggie burger, loaded vegan chilli cheese, truffle oil fried portobello mushroom in a brioche bun and salted fries