2012 Caelum Mendoza Malbec
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Crafted in Mendoza, where the Malbec grape excels, this wine is a lively deep red colour with purple highlights and aromas of ripe red berries and dried prune. On the palate it is fresh and elegant with a long finish.
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Viticulture & Winemaking: Harvest is done manually in 20kg boxes of a selection of the best grape clusters in the vineyard. Vineyard production of 10,000 kg/ha. Manual selection of grape bunches is done on a conveyor belt. Some grape clusters are de-stemmed and the others are crushed. Maceration for 15 days without the use of pectolitic enzymes. Fermentation begins with the addition of specially selected yeast at a temperature between 25°-32°C. Racking and ageing in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation in tanks. Production of 43,000 bottles.
Oak Ageing: 50% of the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels
Food Matching: Enjoy with all manner of meat dishes. A simple steak or a generous cheeseboard is perfect.
Best Served: 15°C
Cellaring: Ready to drink.
Winemaker: Giuseppe Franceschini