Lagarde, Altas Cumbres, Malbec, MendozaLagarde
Variety: 100% Malbec
Region: Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza, Argentina
Vineyard and Viticulture:
The grapes for this wine comes from vineyards with vines aged between 20-26 years old. The vines are planted on alluvial soil at an altitude of 980 metres above sea level in the sub-region of Perdriel, in Luján de Cuyo. The vines are VSP trained, with hailstone net protection. Drip feed irrigation is used in order to maintain consistent yields and quality of the fruit due to minimal rainfall in the region. The grapes are hand harvested.
Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks below 28°C. Maceration takes between 8 and 12 days, depending on daily tastings. After fermentation the wine is matured in cement tanks with French (85%) and American (15%) oak staves for a period of 6 months. The wine goes through full malolactic fermentation. The wine is then fined and filtered before bottling.
A youthful wine with vibrant red and black fruit aromas and lifted flowery notes. Harmonious and elegant in the mouth with a persistent finish.