Malbec, El Abasto

Malbec, El Abasto

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Ripe fruit with spicy notes due to oak ageing. Full body, sweet tannins, great structure, long finish

NAME OF WINE: Malbec
NAME OF ESTATE/DOMAINE: El Abasto
VINTAGE: 2017
ABV: 13.5%

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NAME OF WINE: Malbec

NAME OF ESTATE/DOMAINE: El Abasto

VINTAGE: 2017

ABV: 13.5%

NAME OF VIGNERON: Ruben Ruffo

LOCATION (village and region): Uco Valley, Mendoza

GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Malbec

ALLERGENS (EGGS AND/OR MILK): Neither used

SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGAS: Not suitable for vegans

TASTING NOTE: Deep violet colour with bright purple hues. Typical and complex Malbec aromas. Ripe fruits such as figs, red fruits. Spicy notes due the oak aging Full body with sweet tannins, great structure and long finish.

(LOCAL) FOOD RECOMMENDATION: Skirt steak, Puerco Asado or baked polenta

(MICRO)CLIMATE: semi-arid continental desert climate. Rain fall is around 30cm per year which is not suitable to sustain viticulture so the vineyards are irrigated with mountain melt water.

TERROIR: Soils are mainly sand and clay with some pockets of granite rock. Altitude of the vineyards is between 600 and 800 meters above sea level.

VINIFICATION:

  •   Manual harvested

  •   Destemmed

  •   Maceration on skins for 20 days with daily pigeage and delestage

  •   Fermentation in stainless steel

  •   Indigenous yeast

  •   Controlled ferment at 25-27oC

  •   25% matured in 3rd use French barrels for 10 months

  •   No malolactic fermentation

  •   Filtered

  •   Fined