Vistalba Corte B, Luján de Cuyo, MendozaProduct code: 00033828
- 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.