Makká Malbec-Malbec 2013
LOCATION OF THE VINEYARD: Cuadro Benegas, San Rafael, Mendoza. Finca Victoria.
SOIL AND CLIMATE CHARACTERISTICS: Deep soils, from francs to loam. Balanced in mineral nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus). Precipitation between 200-300 mm per year (mainly in spring and summer). Cold and dry winters. Hot days and cool nights, which gives a very good thermal amplitude, which translates into the quality of the wines.
HARVEST DATE: 3rd week of April 2013.
VINEYARDS: Selection of Malbec lots of different soils and Driving system, Middle back, Bilateral Cord. Prune to “python.” Grape production of 60 quintals per hectare. Drip irrigation.
HARVEST: Manual in plastic boxes of 15 Kg.
FERMENTATION: Traditional with native ferments of the vineyard, between 23 and 30ºC. Maceration for 15 to 20 days.
AGING: Selection of French oak barrels, 12 months.
A Blend of Malbec grapes, from different lots with different soils. 80% was reserved in French barrels and 20% in medium-roasted American oak barrels. The passage through wood was thought to give longevity and not cover the fruit in the mouth. A complex wine, very expressive to enjoy a good moment of talk, reading or just a moment of tranquility.
Ideal to accompany red meats in general, stews, succulent sauces and excellent company for a cheese board.