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Mendel Malbec 2015

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90 Pts. Robert Paker

93 Pts. James Suckling

Made by 'the Godfather of Malbec' Roberto de la Mota, this wine is an intense red with violet hints. Intense and fruity on the nose with ripe and fresh notes. First appears black cherries, plums and raspberries and then the floral notes of violets and freshness. Next comes spicy and vanilla notes denoting from oak ageing. In the mouth this wine makes an impacts with it's body, structure and volume, but above all for its balance, freshness and fruity aromas. It's soft tannins and acidity ensure a beautiful, mellow, long finish.

Grape Variety: 100% Malbec

Vineyard: Mayor Drummond, Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza, Argentina
Age of the Vineyard: 87 years old, ungrafted old vines
Time of Harvest: 1st and 3rd week of April 2015
Altitude: 980 metres above sea level, French vine rootstocks.

Harvest Method: Handpicked in 18 kg boxes and selection of grape clusters in the
WinemakingThe clusters are destemmed and crushed; in some cases the berry are not crushed at all.  Maceration in small tanks of 80 HL.  Fermentation for 25 days, using selected yeasts at a temperature of between 25 °C and 28 °C; during the maceration we punch down.- “PIEGAGE MANUEL” by hand.  Racking and decantation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in tanks and some in French oak barrels and ageing for 12 months.
Oak Ageing: Aged in French oak barrel aging for a period of 12 months: ⁄ brand new, ⁄ second use, ⁄ third use casks.
Winemaker: Roberto de la Mota

Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Standard Drinks: 8.5
Cellaring: Enjoy now or store safely and enjoy until at least 2037.
Best Served: 16°-18°C