Piattelli Vineyards – Malbec Premium, Cafayate – 2020/21

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An elegant and fruit driven Malbec with a fruity bouquet of blackberry and violet with a touch of wild herbs and graphite from this cooler area of Argentina.

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PRODUCER NOTE:
The Piattelli Vineyards lie in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, where the century old vines are irrigated by the pure waters melting from the snow crested peaks; significant in making their wines exquisite. At Piattelli Vineyards great pride is taken in crafting wines with a sense of place, as each region has distinct terroirs and microclimates. Led by head winemaker Valeria Antolin, the wines are produced through her passionate pursuit of perfection. Their gravity fed winery in Cafayate honours their commitment to sustainable practices. Piattelli Vineyards practises sustainable farming and their Mendoza vineyards are USDA certified organic. The grapes are cultivated with arid clean air, crystal clear water and nutrient rich soil and their award winning wines are produced with wisdom, precision and care.

VINEYARD:
The vines are grown at high altitude in Cafayate, situated at 1,700 metres above sea level surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Cafayate is one of the highest regions in the world suitable for viticulture and this high altitude is what defines the terroir of the region. The vines are exposed to intense sunlight which results in the grapes forming thicker and darker skins to protect themselves from the ultraviolet rays; leading to more colour and flavour concentration in the grapes. The diurnal temperature difference results in an extended ripening season, producing concentrated grapes bursting with flavour but with a balanced structure. The soils are formed of many geological layers.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes were hand-picked and manually sorted to ensure no green material or imperfect fruit entered the must. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 24° to 28°C, with selected yeasts and lasted for two weeks. The wine was transferred to seasoned oak barrels where it was aged for eight months.

TASTING NOTE:
This opulent and smooth cool-climate Malbec delivers delightful aromas of ripe blackberry complemented by a touch of spice. Beautifully balanced with bright fruit flavours, the palate is marked by its structure and has an intense, spicy finish.

GRAPE:
Malbec 100%.

COUNTRY:
Argentina

REGION:
Salta

SUB-REGION:
Cafayate

Additional information

Country

Argentina

Region

Salta

Sub-region

Cafayate

Producer / Winery

Piattelli Vineyards

Winemaker

Alejandro Nesman

Style

Red Wine

Vintage

2020, 2021

Alcoholic Strength

14.5%

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

D

Residual Sugar

3 g/L

Contains Sulphites

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Vegan

No

Milk

No

Eggs

Yes

Organic

No

Biodynamic

No

Format Available

75cl

Closure

Diam

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