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Sight: deep and brilliant red color
Nose: complex aromas, reminiscent of wild fruit jams, combined with notes from its oak aging, such as vanilla and toasted
Mouth: in the mouth it has ripe tannins that give strength and structure. It is a wine of great personality, which features the silky and elegance of Malbec
Region: Mendoza (Uco Valley)
Localidad: San Carlos
Altitude: 950 a 1050 meters asl
Soil: soil of alluvial origin: 70% sand, 10% lime, 10% clay, 10% stones. Top Soil Depth 2.62–3.28 ft. Major Solar Exposure during the days and cold temperatures at night. Average Temperature 57.2 ºF. Maximum Average Temperature 91.4 ºF. Average Thermal Amplitude 60.8 ºF. Annual Average Rainfall 7.28 in. Water supply from the Tunuyan River.
Age: 20 years
Vat: 100% of the blend in French and American oak barrels during 12 months
Alcoholic fermentation: 12 days at 81ºF in small vats (concrete & stainless steel tanks), with cultured yeast
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Maceration: 30 days in contact with its skin
Total acidity: 6 g/l
Service temperature: 61°F
Pairings: excellent to accompany roasted or grilled birds and meat with roasted vegetables, as well as stuffed meat with bittersweet sauces
Name: Ferreyra, Andrea
Education: Winemaker - Postgraduate in Enology and Viticulture
Altivo Balance expresses the equilibrium from its conception in the vineyard, since the radicular part of the plant is in perfect harmony with its foliar part (canopy). The grapevine roots are vital for transporting water and nutrients from the ground, that is to say, for the growth and development of the plant. The grapevine leaves, as well, are fundamental in the photosynthesis process, by means of which the plant accumulates energy in its fruits. The balance between these two parts of the plant, is condition without ecuanon to obtain these harmonic, elegant, and delicate wines.
Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2010) 89 pts.