100% Malbec from the Doña Elsa vineyard in the village of Rama Caída in San Rafael, Mendoza, around 760m above sea level.
Prior to maceration a small portion of the juice was bled off the skins to increase skin to juice ratio. The must was fermented at temperatures of 20-30ºC in stainless steel tanks and inoculated with selected yeasts. Gentle periodic pumping over was carried out with 7 days total maceration and natural stabilisation. Minimal oak ageing with French oak inner staves, to keep fruit fresh and lively, with a further month's ageing in bottle.
Hints of vanilla complement ripe plum and violet aromas in a classic Malbec bouquet. Combines a rich, weighty mouthfeel with a soft silkiness and pleasing fruit characters, ending with a persistent aromatic finish.
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