ALLAMAND VALLE DE UCO MALBEC
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Allamand Valle de Uco Malbec 2013 is a 100% malbec that is made with fruit that comes from the three vineyards that Cristian works in Valle de Uco:
- 60% comes from the 14-year-old vineyard planted in the district of Las Pintadas, department of Tunuyán. Fruit was picked on March 25, 26, and 27.
- 25% comes from the 10-year-old “Juan Pablo Calandria” vineyard planted in the district of El Peral, department of Tupungato. Fruit was picked on April 22 and 23.
- 15% comes from the 17-year-old vineyard that Fico Villafañe owns in Altamira, district of La Consulta, part of the department of San Carlos. We picked this fruit on April 15 and 16.
The 2013 vintage was very similar to what we experienced for the 2012 vintage, enjoying very good weather conditions that allowed for a smooth and complete maturation of the grapes. One more year working the vineyards with detail oriented labors aimed at improving the quality of our fruit even more, is clearly shown in this wine. For his Allamand Valle de Uco Malbec 2013, Cristian decided to bottle this wine almost unfiltered which is expressed through a more floral and diverse nose, accompanied by a more complex and a fuller mouth feel, with an impressive finish for a wine of this price point.
Total production of this wine was 6,700 cases with only 5% going through second and third year French oak barrels for less than 8 months