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Andeluna 'Altitud', Uco Valley, Malbec 2016


Tasting notes - A full flavoured Malbec with intense aromas of red fruits and violets with a hint of Liquorice. Sweet fruit on the palate is backed by soft, but high volume tannins which give the wine a long and exquisite finish.

SKU : 0KCW67

Categories: Wines, Red

Vintage The result of the El Niño phenomenon in 2016 was relatively high humidity and frequent rains. Fortunately the rocky soils in the vineyard at Gualtallary facilitate drainage of the rainwater and keeps moisture to a minimum, reducing the threat of disease. Vine maturation was delayed by approximately 25 days, due to lower temperatures during the summer, however the lack of rain in March, enabled the grapes to reach good physiological ripeness and harvest took place as usual. Low sugar levels at resulted in wines with lower alcohol levels but plenty of flavour and varietal purity. Winemaking: The clusters were manually selected and underwent pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks at temperatures maintained at approximately 26°C. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for eight to 12 months, followed by a minimum of six months in bottle, prior to release.

Country of Origin - Argentina
Grapes Name - Malbec
Vintage - 2016
Oak - Mildly Oaked
Strength - 14.00%
Fermentation Type - Natural
Staff Favourite - Yes
Ethics - Vegan
Producer - Andeluna
Region - Eco Valley, Mendoza
Awards - 92 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2018

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