Doña Paula Bodega Malbec 2011
12 In Stock
Luján de Cuyo
Deep violet color. Aromas of berries, with graphite, black cherries and spices notes. Great concentration, firm tannins, fresh acidity and long finish.
Selección de Bodega Malbec is the result of an assemblage of our best terroirs: Finca El Alto, whose soils are mainly clayey; Finca Alluvia, which has mineral and rocky soils; and Finca Los Indios, which has calcareous and sandy soils. These old vineyards are planted at between 1,050 and 1,350 meters (approximately 3,445 and 4,430 ft) above sea level and have a naturally low yield (between 2 and 3 t/ha [0.81 and 1.22 t/acre]). Surface irrigation is used. The climate typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average annual rainfall of between 200 and 300 mm (7.87 and 11.81 in). At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.
Harvest takes place between the end of March and the beginning of April; the grapes are hand-picked and placed in plastic boxes that have a capacity of 20 kilos (44.09 pounds). A cold pre-fermentation maceration is carried out, following Doña Paula's style, to preserve primary aromas. Native yeasts at low temperature are used for the alcoholic fermentation. Ageing takes place in first and second-use French oak barriques during 16 months.