Altivo Balance Malbec 2008

Technical data

Winery: Finca Eugenio Bustos
Wine type:
Red

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2008
Winemaker:
- Ferreyra, Andrea

Tasting notes

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


Vineyard

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
Vintage: hand-harvested

Winemaking

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

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.5%
Total acidity: 6 g/l


Serving suggestions

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

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Ferreyra, Andrea

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Ferreyra, Andrea
Age: 41
Education: Winemaker - Postgraduate in Enology and Viticulture

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry: As regards quality, all conditions are present to go on growing. We have to continue going for Argentina’s signature red variety and looking for new sales alternatives, always respecting the environmental impact

Wine story

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.

Export destinations

  • Brazil Brazil

Calification

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2010) 89 pts.