The "Family Selection" is a nod to the long family history behind the Giol clan. A scant 3,000 bottles were made, and it is from the same family-owned 16 year-old vineyard in La Consulta, Valle de Uco, at 3,500 feet above sea level, planted at a density of 1,550 plants per acre, and 100% sustainably farmed. The same manual harvest and then double sorting by hand take place, and the wine undergoes 30 days of maceration followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentationin oak barrels. Only wild yeasts are used, and it is unfiltered and unfined,then aged for 16-18 months in new French oak barrels. Its color is a gorgeous dark purple, and it sends out lovely aromas of dried violets, blackberries,vanilla and spicy, smoky notes. On the palate it is a more concentrated,intense version of the Malbec Reserva, echoing its blackberry, violet and plum flavors but with a voluminous sophistication from the new French oak.