Origin: Tupungato, Uco Valley. Mendoza
Composition: 50% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot
Alcohol content: 14.7%
Acidity: 6.2% g/l
Vineyard information: 1,100 to 1,300 meters above sea level. Alluvial soil with a rock foundation and top layers of sand-textured earth.
Production: Flow by gravity (without using pumps). Cold maceration (6 days at 7°C). Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging: 100% in new French oak barrels (Taransaud) for 16 months
Aging potential: 15 years
Colour: Intense red with purple hints
Aroma: Delicate but intense. With floral notes (violets) and red fruit jam, slightly spiced, with vanilla and chocolate hints
Mouth: Stunning, balanced, elegant. Red fruits (strawberries, forest fruits), black pepper in perfect balance, coffee, hazelnuts. Unctuous, tannins of smooth texture, a long and superb finish in the palate.
Awards: 2007 harvest: La Revue du vin de France 2009, 16.5/20; The Wine Advocate 89+ pts | 2008 harvest: The Wine Advocate 88 pts | 2010 harvest: The Wine Advocate 92 pts; Descorchados 93 pts; James Suckling 91 pts | 2011 harvest: Descorchados 94 pts