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This vineyard was founded in 1939 by Victorio Coletto. When he planted his vineyard, Victorio was a pioneer in one of Mendoza's most prized areas: El Peral. Now 83, Victorio has been selling fruit to Trapiche for many years, and his grapes have always been prized for their sweetness and high quality. When asked why he decided to plant Malbec, Don Victorio answered simply, "Because I like red wine!"
At 1130 meters elevation, the vineyard has vines that average 50 years old growing in soils that are alluvial, loamy clay, about 1.5 meters deep. The fruit is hand harvested into 20 kg. plastic bins for protection during transport to the winery. There's bunch selection and destemming prior to a rigorous berry selection. Fermentation and maceration occurs in small concrete vats for a minimum of 25 days at 23-25°C. Natural malolactic fermentation precedes 18 months of aging in new French oak barrels.
"Garnet hue with a fuchsia rim. Lush blueberry aromas with uplifting accents of caramel, coconut and maple. Layers of blueberry and ripe plum flavors with well-integrated tannins and acids. Lengthy finish with a tasty mix of sweet oak, smoky fruit and minerals."
Wine News March 1, 2007
Founded in 1883, Trapiche is one of Argentina's best-known wine brands. Located at the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, they own more than 3000 acres of vineyards ranging from 600 meters to over 1200 meters. Chief winemaker, Daniel Pi's goal and vission is to represent the richness and diversity of Argentina's terroir. Trapiche is dedicated to creating the best Malbec wines in...Read More About Trapiche
(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...Read More About Argentina
Angel of Argentina
Originally a common grape in Bordeaux,
Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of
In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape!
Malbec is used in small amounts in...Read More About Malbec
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