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Cigar Box Malbec

Region:Mendoza (Luján de Cuyo)
Varietal:100% Malbec
Vintage:2012
Alcohol:13.5% by vol.
Acidity:5.70 g/l
Residual Sugar:8.5 g/l
pH:3.40

VINIFICATION

100% hand picked grapes are completely destemmed and then partially crushed.

As a consequence, some berries remain untouched providing carbonic maceration character to the wine. Must is cooled immediately after crushing in order to maintain flavors and aromas, by reducing the level of SO2 needed.

Carbon dioxide gas is dispersed over the must to prevent oxygen from being in touch with the juice. 48-hour cool pre-fermentation maceration is performed to extract primary flavors and color. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tanks, for a period of 10 days and at 22°C with peaks of 28°C.

TASTING NOTES

Sourced from a single vineyard, the grapes for this wine were bunch selected and hand harvested. The wine displays aroma of ripe plum and violets along with subtle hints of vanilla. Of great structure, this wine stands out for its meatiness and intense rich flavor while a soft silky finish balances the overall experience. Drink with grilled meat or salmon, or alone in your room with the door locked... you are the boss!