ALLAMAND VALLE DE UCO PINOT NOIR
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
El Peral is a high elevation district that generally ejoys an above average number of cloudy days when compared to other places in Mendoza, allowing for fresher days and therefore enabling this pinot noir to better keep its fruit and freshness.
This pinot noir is planted both on top of a hill and at the foot of the hill facing east being guarded, to the north, by an orchid of walnuts that further protects this pinot noir from being burnt by the sun allowing it to grow and mature in a much more friendly micro-climate that better suits its finicky characteristics.
This vineyard is tended in a very natural way with no herbicides, pesticides, and sprays of any sort being applied since it was planted in 2000. This pinot noir was hand picked on 15 kg trays on April 4 th at approximately 2.23 tons/acre (27.5 hl/ha)
Cristian did 5 days of cold maceration followed by 15 days of maceration with 2 punch down sessions done by hand per day. 10% of the wine spent 12 months in new Burgundian oak and then 9 months in the bottle before we release it to the market.
Total production of this wine was 936 6-packs.