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Dona Paula Malbec
Dona Paula Malbec

Country of Origin: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Grape Varieties: Malbec 100%

Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%

Food Matches: Serve with barbequed meat or haggis. Good partner to lamb and duck.

Price: £8.58
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Tasting Notes: Typically violet-red in colour, this wine shows aromas of fresh red and black fruits, berries, spices and cigar box leading to a smooth and round palate.

Producer Details: Dona Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. First established in 1997, they own all of their vineyards covering 700 hectres. These vineyard sites are located in the best sub-regions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and Tupungato. They practice sustainable methods in the vineyards, maximising the true expression of terroir. Their continuous innovation in terms of vineyard management ensures top quality wines from one year to the next.

In The Vineyard: Poor clay soils. Grapes are sourced from Dona Paula's estate owned vineyards, Finca el Alto in Ugarteche, Lujan de Cuyo. Vines are trained using the double cordon and yields are 9-10 tons per hectre. Everything is managed using sustainable practices.

In The Winery: 100% hand picked grapes are completely destemmed and then partially crushed. Must is cooled immediately after crushing in order to maintain flavors and aromas, by reducing the level of SO2 needed. Carbon dioxide gas is dispersed over the must to prevent oxygen from being in contact with the juice. 48-hour cool prefermentation maceration is performed to extract primary flavors and color. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tanks, for a period of 10 days
and at 22°C with peaks of 28°C. After post fermentation maceration for 10-15 days and malolatic fermentation the wine is bottled.

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