Malbec Capitulo 1 - Ruca Malen
Varietal: 100% Malbec Ph: 3.65 g/l
Appellation: Mendoza Acidity: 5.7 g/l
Alcohol %: 14 Age of Vines: yrs
Residual Sugar: 2.65 g/l Practice: O
Soil: Grapes from different regions in the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo, where each vineyard provides different characteristics. With soils of alluvial origin, deep and poor in organic matter.
Altitude: 1100 meters
Intense violet red color. This wine has a great aromatic intensity, with notes of red fruits such as plums and a soft herbal background of thyme and mint. Round and balanced on the palate, with a sweet entry and good acidity. A juicy wine with soft tannins.
Vinification: After the grapes are de-stemmed, vinification takes place both in stainless steel tanks and concrete pools. After a short cold maceration, fermentation is carried out, checking the temperature, and controlling the extraction daily. At the end of this process, spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place.
Aging: The wine is aged between 10 and 12 months in concrete pools and stainless-steel tanks. No contact with oak.
Food Pairing: Leaner red meats, and even lighter cuts like dark meat turkey or roasted pork.
2022 92 pts J. Suckling