Finca 8 reserva malbec 2008

Technical data

Winery: Finca 8
Wine type:
Red

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2008

Tasting notes

Sight: Deep red purplish color with strong legs.

Nose: In the nose, it displays red and black fruits aromas, typical of the varietal, and floral aromas such as violets and roses, together with vanilla, tobacco, coffee and toast notes granted by its aging in French oak.

Mouth: In the mouth, it is a complex and well-balanced wine with plum and black cherry flavors as well as sweet tannins.


Vineyard

Name: Finca La Consulta
Region: Mendoza (Uco Valley)
Altitude: 1000 meters asl
Soil: Alluvial sandy loam
Age: 11 years
Vintage: Hand-harvested
Yield: 2.15 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: 14 months
Oak aging: 14 months
Bottle aging: 12 months

Analysis

Alcohol: 13.1%
Total acidity: 4.91 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.62 g/l
Reducing sugar: -1.8 g/l
Extract: 27.14 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 20 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 82 mg/l


Serving suggestions

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

Price ranges

More than: U$D 50

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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.

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Calification

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) (2011) 92