Finca 8 malbec 2009

Technical data

Winery: Finca 8
Wine type:
Red

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2009

Tasting notes

Sight: Red color with purplish hues

Nose: In the nose, it displays ripe fruit aromas such as plum, cherry and fresh floral notes such as violets. There are also aromas of red fruit jam combined with spiced notes.

Mouth: In the mouth, red and black fruit flavors stand out. This is a gentle, fresh and round wine with great volume and acidity as well as a lingering finish.


Vineyard

Name: Finca La Consulta
Region: Mendoza (Uco Valley)
Localidad: San Carlos
Altitude: 1000 meters asl
Soil: Alluvial sandy loam
Age: 11 years
Vintage: Hand-harvested
Yield: 3.44 tons/acre

Winemaking

Vat: Stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation: Selected yeasts, fermentation temperature at 79ºF
Maceration: During 9 days with a 14-day barreling
Winery aging: 8 months
Bottle aging: 8 months

Analysis

Alcohol: 13.8%
Total acidity: 5.78 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.53 g/l
Reducing sugar: 1.88 g/l
Extract: 30.48 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 27 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 77 mg/l


Serving suggestions

Service temperature: 63°F
Pairings: Meat, pasta and sea food
Home aging: 10 years

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Casazza, Marcelo Alejandro

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Casazza, Marcelo Alejandro
Age: 44
Education: Agronomist and Winemaker - Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Studies abroad: External consultant for wineries in Spain (Blanco de Haro, Granadas Coronadas, Julio Crespo and Pago de las Viñas) and Hungary (Sauska). Winemaking services at Moet & Chandon in Champagne, France. Harvests in Chateau Clos Le Eglise and Chateau Haut Bergey in Bordeaux, France. Awards / Scholarships:


  • Moet & Chandon - France

  • Michel Rolland - France

  • Chateau Clos le Eglise - Pomerol, France

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry: Nature is expressed in the Andes terroir granting an incomparable and unmistakable typicity, with a great growing potential.

Export destinations

  • Canada Canada
  • United States United States

Calification

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2011) 90