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ZUCCARDI ALUVIONAL ALTAMIRA MALBEC '11
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ZUCCARDI ALUVIONAL ALTAMIRA MALBEC '11
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ZUCCARDI ALUVIONAL PARAJE ALTAMIRA MALBEC 2011

ORIGIN
Paraje Altamira, Valle de Uco, Mendoza.
ALTITUDE
1100 masl / 3608 ft
YEAR OF PLANTATION
2007
IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Drip
SOIL
Alluvial soils of sandy-silt-clay texture, with a rock conglomerate at 20 to 100 cm of depth. Big stones covered with calcareous material.
YIELD
60qq/ha
GRAPE COMPOSITION
100% Malbec
WORKS ON VINEYARD
Debudding and green pruning leaving 1 bunch for the best buds.
HARVEST
Manual harvest in 13 kg plastic boxes. 2011 05th April
CLIMATE
Annual rainfall: 310 mm / 1.03 ft
Average temperature during ripening months: 20.5C / 68.9F
Average temperature range during ripening months: 14.5C / 58.1F
Annual potential evapotranspiration: 1197 mm /3.93 ft

ABV - 15%
ACIDITY - 6.30 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR - 2.00 g/l
pH - 3.67

VINIFICATION
Double sorting table: first selection of bunches, second selection of grapes after destemming. Soft crushing of berries. Concrete vats filled by gravity using small containers of 500 kg. Fermentation with selected indigenous yeast. 23 days skin maceration with daily delestage and pigeage processes. Aged in medium toasted French barrels, during 12 months. Malolactic fermentation completed on barrels. Final blend made after tasting and selecting the best barrels, and before bottling. Bottled without being filtered.

TASTING
Deep red color with violet hues. It expresses a complex fruit character with notes of strawberry, cherry, plum complemented by fresh herbal and floral notes. Great mineral character with wetstone and graphite notes.The palate has a silky entry, juicy, with a lively acidity, great structured tannins with a long finish.

REVIEWS
94 POINTS - "The 2011 Aluvional Altamira is pure Malbec planted at 1,100 meters in soils with big boulders and a high chalk content in Altamira, which produces serious, elegant but a little backward wines. It opens with shy aromas of black cherries and blueberries, ripe, yet terse, vibrant and very harmonious, then moves on to a medium-bodied palate, that is powerful but without showing it in an obvious way. This is a superb example of the character of Altamira through the Malbec grape. Drink now-2020."
- THE WINE ADVOCATE

750ml bottle