- Grand Reserve
- Amigo Perro
- Valley: Curicó
- pH: 3,68
- Acidity: 5,88 gr/lt (H2SO4)
- Alcohol: 13,0°
- Residual sugar: 3,2 – 3,8 gr/lt
Our Malbec Reserve is deep red-violet in color. Aromas of black fruit, cherries with floral tones integrated with tobacco. Good intensity on the palate soft and delicate at the end.
Located at latitude 35º S, this valley extends from the base of the Andes Mountains to the Pacific coast. This valley is alluvial in origin with loam-textured soils that change to deeper clay-loam nearer the coast. It has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with an extended dry season and more than 700 mm (27.6 in) of precipitation per year. An excellent daytime-nighttime temperature oscillation of more than 18ºC/32ºF makes this a privileged winegrowing valley.
The grapes were handpicked in April and transported to the winery in plastic bins, where they were gently crushed and deposited in stainless steel tanks. Approximately 80% of the fruit underwent a cold soak at 10ºC (50ºF) for three days to enhance color and improve the extraction of the fruit flavors. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out at 26º–30ºC (79º–86ºF) with three pumpovers daily.
Post-fermentation maceration was also carried out, according to the development of each batch, and the wine was kept in contact with the lees for 10 to 20 days. Following this maceration, 70% of the wine was aged for approximately six months in French oak barrels to help round out the wine and smooth out the tannins. Once the final blend was obtained, the wine was cold decanted and lightly filtered before bottling.
Ideal for serving with aged cheeses, red meat, mushrooms stews and grilled meat.
Best served at
16°–18º C (61°–64°F)