Vistalba Corte B, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Vistalba Corte B, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Product code: 00033828
  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: Mendoza
  • Sub-Region: Mendoza
Manually-harvested grapes, from vineyards in the Luján de Cuyo region surrounding Mendoza, are employed for this velvety red. The vineyards are just under a kilometre above sea level and farmed…

Information

  • Colour: Red
  • Grape variety: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14.6%
  • Closure: Cork

Manually-harvested grapes, from vineyards in the Luján de Cuyo region surrounding Mendoza, are employed for this velvety red. The vineyards are just under a kilometre above sea level and farmed sustainably; avoiding the use of herbicides and pesticides, a cover crop of rye is planted in alternate rows. The blend is 81% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Bonarda; the Bonarda and Malbec vineyards are about 70 years old, whilst the Cabernet Sauvignon vines are approaching 20 years of age. A traditional fermentation in concrete vats is employed and the wine is aged for about a year in French oak barrels, 40% new. The wine shows prune, fig and blackberry on the nose, backed with notes of vanilla and cedar wood spice. The palate is full-bodied with ripe fruit, chocolate and subtle coffee notes on the finish.

Vistalba

Carlos Pulenta, one of the great innovative minds of the Argentinian wine industry, built Bodega Vistalba in 2002. The winery was fashioned after the Bordeaux chateaux model, with the aim of creating…

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