2015 Cigar Box “Old Vine” Malbec
|Region:||Mendoza (Luján de Cuyo)|
|Alcohol:||13.5% by vol|
|Residual Sugar:||8.5 g/l|
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 level of S02 needed.
Carbon dioxide gas is dispersed over 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 frementation takes place in temperature controlled tanks, for a period of 10 days and at 22°C with peaks of 28°C.
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 balance the overall experience. Drink with grilled meat or salmon, or alone in your room with the door locked...you are the boss!