Pampas del Sur Reserva Malbec 2018 (Mendoza, Argentina) "...plum, raspberry, vanilla..."
Pampas del Sur has premium vineyards in three of the best wine growing regions of Mendoza. Potassium-rich alluvial soil, pure irrigation water from snow-melt off the neighbouring Andes, little rainfall and excellent thermal range feature amongst the exceptional natural conditions that the Mendoza terroir provides for growing quality grapes, and creating extraordinary wines. In Luján de Cuyo and Maipú, clay / loam soil allows Malbec to develop to its full potential in the 334 hectares of Pampas del Sur vineyards. The Uco Valley vineyards sit at the foot of the Andes mountain range. The great thermal aplitude of this sub-region provides a more concentrated palate and excellent acidity in the finished wines. Winemaker Rafael Miranda enjoys a deep connection to the vineyard; something he inherited from his winemaking father Luis. From a young age, he accompanied him and kept himself entertained weighing grapes on the winery’s scales. This, and countless other experiences like it with his father, culminated in his choice to study Oenology.
“100% Malbec grown in Luján de Cuyo (50%) and Uco Valley (50%), with altitude 1,050 m.a.s.l. Grapes were destemmed and crushed. Maceration before fermentation. Alcoholic Fermentation: 20 days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 26ºC. Natural malolactic fermentation.Ageing process: in French oak barrels for 6 months. Botte ageing for 5 months. Brilliant, intense red with violet and bluish tinges. Plum and raspberry aroma mingle elegantly with vanilla notes from the oak. Palate is well balanced, exhibiting sweet tannins and a velvety finish. 13.5% Alcohol by Volume. Drink now-2022”