YOUNG RED | HARVEST 2017
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.
– Cruz de Piedra (Mendoza River’s High Valley), Maipú district, province of Mendoza.
SOIL | Alluvial, sandy-loam with calcareous content.
SUELO | Franco – arenoso de origen aluvional de composición calcárea.
CLIMATE | This privileged area has a particular micro-weather characterized by dry summers, warm and sunny days and cold nights. Grape development is favored by the thermal range, making them reach high concentration of aromas and excellent health.
TRELLIS SYSTEM | Traditionally low espalier-trained vineyards. High cultivation density; low yield vines that, associated with the varietal purity, allow high quality grapes.
HARVEST | By hand, selecting the best clusters so as to have the best grapes for the winemaking. The harvesting moment depends on the grape ripening, a process that’s followed carefully to reach an optimum point with the highest aroma expression.
WINEMAKING | A moderate maceration classic method is made in stainless-steel tanks with strict temperature control, not higher than 28 degrees Celsius. Once the fermentation is completed, the wine is racked, clarified, filtered and stabilized by cold temperatures.
AGING | It is aged for 18 months in French-oak casks from 5000 to 2000 liters of capacity, allowing it to acquire notable balance in flavor and aroma, developing later within its bottle.
TASTING | Intense bright red with garnet sparks. In nose it reveals a strong varietal character. In mouth feels structured, with soft tannins which confer amplitude and a long finish.
Its ideal service temperature is advised at 18-20 Celsius degrees. To guarantee its properties, the bottle has to be stored in horizontal position, keeping the wine in contact with the cork, away from light and heat.
– 750 milliliters bottles.
– Cases: 6 x 750 milliliters bottles.
Sugar 1.85 g/l.
Volatile acidity 0.54 g/l. in acetic acid
Total acidity 5.18 g/l. in tartaric acid
Total SO2 85 mg/l.
Same old Montchenot, younger, with less years of aging for young lovers of good wine.