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Enrique Foster Reserva Malbec 2013

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This is a huge wine; it shows a deep red violet colour with dark fruit aromas, firm structure, full-body and long finish. Excellent with rich spiced dishes, strong cheeses, roast or grilled meats, tuna, salmon, and chocolate. It is encouraged that the bottle should be opened with the wine aerating for at least 30 minutes before serving for maximum enjoyment. 


Grape variety: 100% Malbec


Vineyard: Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza, Argentina


Age of vines: Planted in 1919 and 1956
Altitude: 914 and 1,030 metres above sea level
Time of harvest: Last week of March 2013


Harvest Method: Hand harvested, in small plastic boxes of 18kg. To enhance concentration of colour, aroma, and tannins particular to Malbec, yield was strictly limited by green harvesting to 7,500 lbs/acre. Average vineyard production of 8.5 quintals per hectare.


Winemaking: Selected grapes from old vines, planted in 1919, with production limited to 8.5 tons per hectare. After a rigorous selection, the grapes were fermented for 9 days in small, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. As a final point, this wine was aged in our underground cellars for 12 months in French oak barrels, and 9 months in the bottle. The movement of the wine from each of the winemaking stages is achieved by gravity-flow, without pumping.

Ageing: 12 months in French oak and 9 months in the bottle. 

Winemaker: Mauricio Lorca


Alcohol: 14.1%


Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugar: Less than 1.8 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.4/4.2
Best Served: 16°-18°C
Ageing: 12 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak and at least 12 months in bottle.