10 YEARS RED GRAND RESERVE | HARVEST 2011
Made with grapes from La Marthita estate, planted in 1940. The grapes that integrate this blend are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, with a higher percentage of the first.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Cruz de Piedra, Mendoza. Cultivated in 1993, at 870
meters above sea level. 4,600 plants per hectare and yields of 6,000 k / ha.
Merlot: Cruz de Piedra, Mendoza. Cultivated in 1967, at 870 meters above sea
level. 4,600 plants per hectare and yields of 5,000 k / ha. Furrow irrigation
Malbec: Agrelo, Mendoza. Cultivated in 1927, at 1100 meters above sea
level. 5,000 plants per hectare and yields of 5,000 k / ha. Furrow irrigation.
Sandy loam soil of alluvial origin, with a calcareous composition.
Traditional low trellis vineyards, with high cultivation density; Low-yielding
strains that, associated with varietal purity, allow high-quality grapes.
Hand harvested grapes
A privileged area that has a particular microclimate of dry summers, with
warm, sunny days and cool nights. Remarkable thermal amplitude that
favors the development of the grapes, reaching a great concentration of
aromas and a correct sanitary state.
The wine ferments for 14 days, at approximately 28 °C and the maceration lasts for 10 more days. The wine is then aged for 36 months in Nancy
French oak barrels of 10,000 to 35,000 liters; each varietal separately.
The blend is then made, where it continues its progress in stainless steel
tanks, until the moment of being bottled. This wine evolves for 10 years,
until it is released on the market, thus acquiring a very particular bouquet.
Bright red color with tile hues. On the nose, a marked spicy aroma
reminiscent of black pepper, cherries, olives, herbs, true and leather.
In the mouth it has a good structure characteristic of its base varietal
(Cabernet Sauvignon), and a long and smooth finish due to its correct
evolution. Serve at 16-18 °C.
“It combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec from Maipú and
Luján de Cuyo. This is one of the best examples of tradition in Argentina”.
Sugar 1,80 g/l.
Total Acidity 5,20 g/l.
2011 Vintage Descorchados 94 pts Ranking Best in Maipú, Tim Atkin 91 pts
2010 Vintage Tim Atkin 93 pts, Vinous 90 pts
2009 Vintage Descorchados 94 pts – Ranking Best in Maipú
2008 Vintage Descorchados 93 pts