Los Cardos Malbec
The grapes are harvested from mid to late March. In the winery, they are first destemmed and softly crushed. A cold pre-fermentative maceration takes place to preserve the primary aromas. Then, the must is cooled and traditional fermentation starts. Post-fermentation maceration lasts between 10 and 15 days. Malolactic fermentation is carried out after maceration.
El Alto Vineyard is located in Ugarteche, in the southern part of Luján de Cuyo, at 1,050 meters (3,445 feet) above sea level. The soils range from sandy loam to clay loam, with variable content of stone. The climate typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14 °C (57.2 °F) and an average annual rainfall of 250 mm (9.8 in). The vines yield 12 tons per hectare, and they are grown in espaliers, using drip irrigation. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices
Region: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
A blend of sweet and spicy and intense aromas, with intense purlplish hue. Taste notes of herbs and fruits such as Herbes de Provence. Soft, fresh, velvety and well-balanced in the mouth.
Matches well with red meat and steaks, but perfect with Mendocinean empanadas stuffed with skirt steak and served with criolla sauce.
Serving temperature: 14-16 ºC
Alcohol content: 13.5%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.