Vistalba Corte C, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Vistalba Corte C, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Product code: 00033829
  • Country: Argentina
  • Region: Mendoza
  • Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grapes from the estate’s vineyards just under a kilometre above sea level, in the Luján de Cuyo region surrounding Mendoza, are selected for this blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Malbec…

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

Grapes from the estate’s vineyards just under a kilometre above sea level, in the Luján de Cuyo region surrounding Mendoza, are selected for this blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Malbec makes up 82% of the blend, the grapes coming from a vineyard planted in 1948; the Cabernet vineyard though much younger, as it was planted in 1999, is nevertheless fully mature. The vineyards are farmed sustainably without the use of herbicides and pesticides; rye is planted as a cover crop in alternate rows. Hand-harvested grapes are vinified in concrete vats; following a three-day cold maceration, fermentation is started and continues with regularly punching down of the cap and pumping over to extract colour and tannins. About a fifth of the blend is aged in French oak barrels for about a year. The finished wine shows red fruits, prunes and cherry flavours, with silky tannins on a full-bodied 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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