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Malbec

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Sub-region: Curico Valley
Varieties: Malbec
Soil: Loam | Clay
Alcohol: 13.3%
Total Acidity: 4.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 4g/L

 

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Age of vines: 8 years
Vine management system: VSP(Vertical Shoot Positioning) trellis.
Density: 3,333 plants/hectare (1,343 plants/acre)
Yield: 16 tons/hectare (4.9 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: Mechanical harvest during in the first half of April.

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Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide fluctuation between daytime and nighttime temperatures,resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean Andes mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles). These vineyards receive coastal breezes during the afternoon which help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months.

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MacerationShort maceration period 12-15 days.
Extraction: Traditional pumping-over.
Fermentation: Initiated with active dry yeast (Bayanus) at temperatures ranging between 25-28 degrees Celsius (77-82 Fahrenheit).
Aging: Aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks for four to five months with oak treatment.

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Appearance: Ruby red with bright violet highlights.
Nose: Intense red fruits and spices  flavours, coffee and vanilia touch.
In mouth: pleasant and lively on the palate,medium bodied, vanilia, coca, with blended tennis in the finish.

Pairing Recommendation: Grilled steak with Chimichurri sauce.

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