This wine belongs to the winery’s estate line with grapes sourced from estate-owned vineyards. La Encerrada vineyard was acquired in 2010. it is a total of 70 hectares located in the Gualtayari district in the Uco Valley (Tupungato).The temperatures are warm during the summer but cool off dramatically at night (with temperature differences of up to 30F between day and night) which help the development of pholyphenols. This vineyard is planted with mostly Malbec.
Varietal: 100% Malbec, a black-skinned grape variety native to southwestern France, but now better known as the iconic wine grape of Argentina.
Extremely popular, Argentinian Malbec is an inky, medium-bodied, dry red wine with strong impressions of dark fruits on the nose and palate. This wine tends to have mellower tannins than its French counterpart (WineFolly).
Location of vineyards: La Encerrada Vineyard, Tupungato, Uco Valley.
Altitude vinification: 1450mt asl (4750ft).
Vinification: Vinified in cement vats and aged in medium-toasted French oak barrels for 12 months.
Alcohol content: 15%.
Tasting notes: This elegant Malbec displays deep color and great aromatic intensity. Ripe red fruit flavours enhanced by complex notes given by the medium toasted barrels. Full and balanced in the mouth with rounded tannins. Malbec is best enjoyed with rich meat dishes, asado, grilled steaks and hearty stews.Also excellent with beef or cheese filled empanadas.