LA ESPERA RESERVA MALBEC

VARIETY

100% Malbec

VARIETY

100% Malbec

VINEYARDS

Located in 25 de Mayo – San Rafael at 850 mts. on a hill. Selection from two parcela, one characterized by a soil profile of sand and clay mixed with round rocks and the other by a thin layer of sand and clay leading to a conglomerate of round rocks, calcareous and some caliche. Debudding, leave thinning and cluster thinning result in yields of 6000-7000 kg per ha. French rooted vines planted in 2003, conducted on a vsp and irrigated by drip irrigation.

VINEYARDS

Located in 25 de Mayo – San Rafael at 850 mts. on a hill. Selection from two parcela, one characterized by a soil profile of sand and clay mixed with round rocks and the other by a thin layer of sand and clay leading to a conglomerate of round rocks, calcareous and some caliche. Debudding, leave thinning and cluster thinning result in yields of 6000-7000 kg per ha. French rooted vines planted in 2003, conducted on a vsp and irrigated by drip irrigation.

HARVESTING

By hand in small cases of 16 kgs.

HARVESTING

By hand in small cases of 16 kgs.

WINEMARKING

Selection and destemming. Fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks at controlled temperatures (25°C) with selected yeasts. After a maceration period of 20 days the wine does spontaneous malolactic fermentation. All of the wine is aged in American (30%) and French (70%) oak barrels of 225 lts during 12 months. Clarified, lightly filtered and bottled. Bottle aged for at least 12 months prior to being released.

WINEMARKING

Selection and destemming. Fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks at controlled temperatures (25°C) with selected yeasts. After a maceration period of 20 days the wine does spontaneous malolactic fermentation. All of the wine is aged in American (30%) and French (70%) oak barrels of 225 lts during 12 months. Clarified, lightly filtered and bottled. Bottle aged for at least 12 months prior to being released.

AGING

12 months in 225 lts first and second use oak barrels.

AGING

12 months in 225 lts first and second use oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

A deep purple garnet coloured wine. The nose is suggestive of black plums, herbs, cassis and raspberry showing complexity. The mouthfeel is refined, well structured and velvety textured with a long finish.

TASTING NOTES

A deep purple garnet coloured wine. The nose is suggestive of black plums, herbs, cassis and raspberry showing complexity. The mouthfeel is refined, well structured and velvety textured with a long finish.