Caliterra - Tributo Malbec 2012-13Deep Violet Hues
Attractive presentation due to its deep colour with deep violet hues.
In the nose, it's intense aroma is a combination of fruit such as berries and flowers such as violets in addition to subtle notes of tobacco and moist soil.
The mouth is friendly, smooth, tasty and well structured. The sensation on the nose lingers in the palate.
96% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot.
Fermentation was initiated at 28 degrees C, but the temperature was decreased afterwards in order to avoid excessive extraction of the elements in the skins. The wine was aged in oak barrels during which time malolactic fermentation took place. Throughout its lengthy development, the tannins were fine tuned and rounded out. Furthermore, a ripeness in its fruit expression was achieved associated to the unique characteristics of the oak it was stored in, thus creating a balance that provides a pleasant finish. Four rackings were performed while this wine was being developed.