2011 Aluvión Malbec Reserva "Cooper's Pick"

$45.00

Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016

PRODUCTION   

Super premium limited release.

The summer of 2011 was very dry with lower than usual maximum temperatures, which allowed for a longer period of ripening. This resulted in grapes with excellent acidity levels and intense fruit expression. Following maceration and fermentation, we matured the wine in a combination of new and second use French oak barrels (Boutes and Saury) for 16 months. We blended 95% Malbec together with 5% Cabernet Franc to round out the intensity and character of the wine.

This wine has been further bottle aged and provides a deliciously smooth finish with wonderful complexity.

TASTING NOTES

Provides a captivating bouquet of freshly crushed black cherries and plums, which elegantly evolve into a complex combination of plums, wild flowers, and notes of graphite. In the mouth, the wine delivers a profound texture and ample polished tannins, building to a fruit-packed structure laced with violet flowers, tobacco and coffee beans.  

As with most Malbec wines, we recommend decanting for up to 30 minutes and serving at a temperature of 16-18 degrees Celsius.  

THE DETAILS

Region: Valle du Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

Varietals: 95% Malbec SP with 5% Cabernet Franc SP

Style: Intense and elegant

Harvest date: 13 April 2011

Cold Maceration: 4 days

Fermentation: 17 days

Post-fermentative maceration: 3 days

Date of press: 30 May 2011

Aging process: 16 months in oak barrels

Oak type: Boutes and Saury French oak (70% new, 30% one year old)

Alcohol: 15%

Quantity: Limited release - 1,800 bottles (1,350 litres)

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