This wine is a classic Argentinean malbec. It has a deep purple hue, not quite opaque. Its rich violet notes offer an intensely floral nose. The mouth has a firm yet supple structure, resulting in a wine full of character.
Total acidity: 4.98 g/l | PH: 3.78 | Residual sugar: 2.35 g/l | Contains sulfites
22.80$ per unit (12 units per case)
The 2018 year offered near-ideal growing conditions that resulted in balanced, intense and well-structured wines. There are soft tannins, ripe fruit flavors, with great expression and structure.
100% of the Malbec grapes are harvested by hand and then meticulously sorted a second time. The grapes were then fermented with indigenous yeasts to fully express the unique vineyard site. The cold maceration before the fermentation process lasted four days. Fermentation took place in concrete eggs and stainless steel tanks at 24-28°C for 15 days. The wine was then aged for a minimum of 9 months in concrete eggs. They have not been aged in oak.
Food and wine pairing
This 2018 Malbec is ideal to accompany any grilled meat or vegetables, preferably as an asado (Argentine wood-fired barbecue).
The wine is also very pleasant to taste alone.
Lucas Orlando Gimenez has grown up into the wine business. Born in Argentina in a family of winemakers, he has wonderful memories of his childhood, playing in the vineyards and the family winery.
Therefore, he started working in this industry at a very young age, as he could take advantage of the expertise and know-how of his relatives. In order to develop his skills, he enjoyed several experiences, such as in the Napa Valley in the United States, in Bordeaux in France and in Provence, where he is still the chief winemaker of Château La Coste. At the same time, he manages with his dedicated team the Argentine vineyards of La Coste de los Andes, Andillian, Paso de los Andes (Ocho Gauchos), Dos Arroyos and Finca Iral.
Among all these projects, he keeps energy to his family, who helps him balance his personal life and success.
To sum up, Lucas Orlando Gimenez is a passionate winemaker who combines the ancestral art of winemaking with new techniques that drive to unique and daring wines.
The grapes come from a single site, the Paso de Los Andes vineyard in the unique Las Pintadas section of the Uco Valley.
The district of Las Pintadas is located between the limits of the alluvial cones of Los Chacayes and Los Sauces, towards the eastern zone of the Uco Valley, which explains the heterogeneity of its soil. Over time, the relatively fine material entrained within the confines of these fans has allowed a sandy silt to form on the surface. At depth, we find active limestone. Thanks to the extraordinary heterogeneity of the soil, the vineyard obtains fatter, more succulent and rounder wines.
Although the Uco Valley is generally a semi-desert region, there are natural upwellings in the district of Las Pintadas that produce a lush and green environment with a great biodiversity. The vineyard therefore requires limited irrigation during the growing season, allowing us to manage the limited water supply with great efficiency. The irrigation water comes from a pure, deep aquifer that lies directly under the vineyard and is replenished each year by meltwater from the nearby Andes Mountains. Las Pintadas is a high-altitude region, varying from 980 to 1090 meters. It is characterized by long and hot summer days followed by cool nights, allowing a complete ripening of the grapes with preservation of the acidity.