Malbec - Cabernet

Vineyard Localization:

Malbec:Los Árboles, Rivadavia Department; Cabernet S: General Ortega, Maipú. More specifically, these vineyards are located in Albardón and Gómez streets, respectively.
Vine Training System: Malbec:Espalier; Cabernet: Pergola. In this case, both have received leaf removal treatments, which increase cluster sun exposure.
Production: Malbec:90 qq/ha; Cabernet: 100 qq/ha.
Soil: Very deep. Malbec: Loamy; Cabernet S: Stony. In both cases, the fertility of the plant is assisted by mineral nutrients.
The selection of grape varieties takes place in winter, considering the results of the previous harvest. Vigor, age and health are determining factors.

The Wine
The nose is dominated by wild aromas coming from Cabernet S, and both varietals which make part of it are expressed, especially Malbec providing floral notes such as violet, marked in this case.
Malbec, and its typicity, quickly gives way to our Cabernet — velvety and balanced in flavors in this case. It is elegant in every tasting aspect. Finally, wood sustains all this group of feelings and is perfectly integrated.
The flavor lasts a long time in the mouth, even after having removed it by dilution.

Enologist: Hugo Baro.

70% Malbec
Winery: Viñas de Vila.
VineyardLocalization: Cruz de Piedra, Mendoza.     
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec.
Vintage: 2005.
Vineyard Localization: Los Árboles, Rivadavia, Mendoza.
Planting Year: 1994.
Harvest: Manual.
Winemaking Process: Traditional.
Loamy Soils
Climate: Mild and cool.
Vine Training System: High espalier.
Stock: Seedling.
Special Tasks: Irrigation control and clusters with leaf removal in December.
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Viñas de Vila.
VineyardLocalization: Cruz de Piedra, Mendoza.     
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vintage: 2005.
Vineyard Localization: Gral. Ortega, Maipú, Mendoza.
Planting Year: 1980.
Harvest: Manual.
Winemaking Process: Traditional.
Stony Soil
Climate: Mild and cool.
Vine Training System: Pergola.
Stock: Seedling.

Special Tasks: Irrigation control and clusters with leaf removal in November.
Varietal winemaking through cuts from different batches and clones from different harvests is an art.
For the last 20 years, a great number of varietals have been planted, clones in different microclimates of the mountain. Soil variation, average temperature and temperature variation bring about endless microclimates.
After many years, it has been determined that the same varietal has an aromatic profile with different flavors based on the microclimate.
By identifying and appreciating these differences, it is possible to make more expressive and complex wines than if we assessed every component separately.

Pictures are illustrative, therefore vintages too.

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