Sierra Los Andes, Lujan de Cuyo, Malbec 2018

Sierra Los Andes, Lujan de Cuyo, Malbec 2018

9.50

Sweet, spicy aromas combine with fresh black cherry and floral hints of violet through to a smooth finish.

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Vintage - 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Mendoza

Grape Varieties - Malbec 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Sierra Los Andes is a stunning Malbec from the heart of Argentina's winemaking land. From a country infused with passion and vibrancy, this wine is equally as exciting. Elegantly packaged, this heady and intense Malbec charmingly showcases the purity of fruit in this quintessentially Argentinian variety.

El Alto Vineyard is located in Ugarteche, in the southern part of Luján de Cuyo and is situated at 1,050 metres above sea level. The soils range from sandy loam to clay loam, with a variable stone content. The climate typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14°C and an average annual rainfall of 250mm. Yielding 12 tonnes per hectare, the vines are grown on espalier training systems, with drip irrigation.

The grapes were harvested from mid to late March, destemmed and softly crushed. A cold pre-fermentation maceration took place, in order to preserve the primary aromas. The must was then cooled and traditional fermentation began at controlled temperatures. Post-fermentation maceration lasted between 10 and 15 days, followed by malolactic fermentation resulting in a softer texture.

Deep, violet red in colour with intense, sweet, spicy aromas combined with rich red fruits and floral hints of violet. On the palate it is soft, velvety, fresh and well balanced. The perfect partner to chargrilled steaks, roasted red meats, fajitas, charcuterie and rich, flavoursome vegetable bakes.