CarinaE Malbec Gran Reserva 2008
This wine was crafted from a meticulous selection of old Malbec vines from our high altitude vineyard in Perdriel and matured for 15 months in new and one use French oak barrels. Produced from low yields of only 3 tons per acre, this wine combines the typical Malbec aromas and flavors of black and red fruits with hints of coffee, toast, chocolate, and vanilla from its time spent in the barrel. The result is a richly fruity wine of structure and elegance.
Grape origin: Calle Cobos, Perdriel (Luján de Cuyo).
Vineyards: 88-year-old espaliers. Traditional cultivation and irrigated via flooding.
Variety: Malbec, vintage 2008.
Yield: less than 65 quintals per hectare.
Type: red wine heightened with French oak barrels during 14 months. Elaborated with well ripe grapes harvested in 18-kg boxes. Grapes selected upon arrival at the winery. Fermented at 25-27º C. Maceration during 4 weeks before pressing.
Quantity produced: 7,840 bottles.
Alcoholic contents: 15.5 %
Reductor sugars: 2.2 g/l.
Total acidity: 5.2 g/l Tartaric acid
Acetic acid: 0.78 g/l
Free SO2: 33 mg/l
Total SO2: 76 mg/l