Catalpa malbec 2009

Technical data

Winery: Atamisque
Wine type:
Red

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2009
Winemaker:
- Caraguel, Philippe

Tasting notes

Sight: Intense red color wine with violet hues

Nose: Intense aromas of red fruits jam (plum), violets notes, delicate presence of coffee

Mouth: Very good structure, firm but silky tannins and a long aftertaste


Vineyard

Name: Tupungato - Mendoza
Region: Mendoza (Uco Valley)
Altitude: 1250 meters asl
Soil: A rock foundation and top layers of sand-textured earth
Age: 90 years
Vintage: Hand-harvested
Yield: 1.72 tons/acre

Winemaking

Vat: Stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation: 25 days between 77ºF/82ºF
Malolactic fermentation: Natural and complete
Maceration: 10 days
Winery aging: 16 months
Oak aging: 12 months
Bottle aging: 4 months

Analysis

Alcohol: 14.5%
Total acidity: 5.45 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.35 g/l
Reducing sugar: 1.8 g/l
Extract: 30.5 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 30 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 100 mg/l


Serving suggestions

Service temperature: 64°F
Pairings: Red meats and cheeses
Home aging: 8 years

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Caraguel, Philippe

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Caraguel, Philippe
Age: 50

Wine story

This tree coming from North America acclimatized very well in Mendoza and can be found in Finca Atamisque. It is 10 to 12 meters high and it has beautiful and perfumed white flowers and fruits in the shape of pods up to 50 cms long. This tree is highly valued by landscape architects for its shape and refreshing shade.

In Catalpa wines line, the idea was to give a characteristic color to each tree in relation to each wine; for example Catalpa Malbec is violet, reminding the main color and aroma of this wine.

Export destinations

  • Mexico Mexico
  • Peru Peru
  • United States United States
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Europe Europe

Calification

Argentina Wine Awards (2010) Silver