2014 VINA LAS PERDICES DON JUAN RESERVA
In a sea of Malbecs, this blend from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, stands out as an elegant expression of Argentina’s terroir, specifically one from Mendoza. This wine is a blend of Malbec (70%) , Syrah (11% ), Bonarda (10%) and Merlot (9%)
Intense ruby color with purple edges, complex berry aromas, hints of pepper, spices, violets and dried plums, with tobacco, chocolate and vanilla notes. Great entry on the palate with smooth, round, well balanced structure with ripe tannins.
Fruit notes are well integrated with oak to create a long-lasting, evolving flavors. This is one fine wine. Excellent accompaniment to game dishes, braised meats and stews.
Cold prefermentative fermentation for a week between 6- 8 ºC (43-46 ºF), growth of selected yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation for 10 days, at controlled temperatures between 26-28 ºC (79 – 82°F). Total time of fermentation/maceration: 28-30 days, with 2-3 daily punchdowns and pumpovers at the beginning.
This wine spent 18 months in new oak (50% French & 50% American) and an additional 1 year in the bottle. Only 10,000 bottles were produced.
Decant this wine before serving.