Laborum de Parcela Finca Alto Rio Seco Malbec 2016
Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, 1750 metres above sea level
14.5 % Alc.
AT THE VINEYARDS:
Parcela is a name that reflects the fact that these wines are made from a single plot of land within the vineyards. This boutique winery has studied their soils for years and tested the difference in the wines, depending on which typo of soil they come from. Changes can happen within a few metres. These wines are the most terroir specific anyone can get, and the result is in the taste!
Manual harvest, bunch selection and subsequent berry selection. Must is macerated in cold for 4 days at 8 °C and then fermented with vineyard’s native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Then, wine is raised in oak barrels of 225 and 500 liters (40% new, 60% used) for 14 months, where malolactic fermentation takes place. Mild filtering and bottling. Bottled-stowed for at least 10 months.
Purple red wine with violet hues. Well-defined, elegant and complex fresh
fruity aromas which are reminiscent of plums and blackberries, with rose
floral aftertaste. It is compact in the mouth, with firm tannins, body of
pleasant fluidity and vibrant acidity, whereas it has great texture with a
framework of crunchy fresh fruit and herb-like tones in the palate. Smooth
finish, with ash and thyme aromas.
PAIRING AND SERVICE SUGGESTIONS:
It should be served at a temperature between. 16°C and 18°C. Its characteristics make this the perfect wine to drink with slow cooked stews, lean red meats, and spiced hard cheeses.