Dona Paula – Estate Malbec, Uco Valley – 2021

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Lovely herbal aromas of liquorice and cooked black plums, ripe yet fresh and textured with a black peppery finish.

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Description

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PRODUCER NOTE:
Doña Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. Established in 1997, they own all of their vineyards covering 700 hectares. These vineyard sites are located in the best subregions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and Tupungato. The vineyards have always been cultivated using sustainable methods which helps to maximise the true expression of terroir, and in 2019 Doña Paula was certified as a sustainably managed winery by Bodegas de Argentina. Continuous innovation in vineyard management ensures Doña Paula produces top quality wines from one year to the next.

VINEYARD:
The grapes were sourced from two of Dona Paula’s best estate vineyards: Finca Alluvia in Gualtallary, situated at 1,350 metres above sea level and Finca Los Indios, located in Altamira, Uco Valley at an altitude of 1,100 metres. The soils are stony in the first location and sandy loam in the second, but both have a high calcareous content. This Malbec displays the characteristics of its cool climate origins and the wide diurnal temperature differences. The daily diurnal temperature range is excellent for the production of quality grapes; the nightly cooling-off extends the ripening period, allowing the grapes to develop rich varietal characteristics while retaining balancing acidity. The vines are grown on espaliers, using drip irrigation and the vineyards are cultivated using sustainable agricultural practices.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were hand-picked, prior to a gentle destemming without crushing the berries. A cold, pre-fermentation maceration was carried out. Fermentation took place at low temperatures, followed by a post-fermentation maceration of 15 to 20 days, extracting colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was then racked to first, second and third-use French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.

TASTING NOTE:
Enticing aromas of plums, black cherries, liquorice and spice are underpinned by subtle mineral and graphite notes. The Estate Malbec delivers great balance and freshness on the palate, with a deep concentration of ripe fruit, gentle tannins and a black peppery finish.

GRAPE:
Malbec 100%.

COUNTRY:
Argentina

REGION:
Mendoza

SUB-REGION:
Uco Valley

Additional information

Country

Argentina

Region

Mendoza

Sub-region

Uco Valley

Producer / Winery

Dona Paula

Winemaker

Martin Kaiser

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2021

Alcoholic Strength

13.5%

Body Value (A being light-bodied, E being full-bodied)

C

Residual Sugar

2 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Milk

No

Eggs

No

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Diam

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