Reserva Malbec Petit Verdot 2017

Reserva Malbec Petit Verdot 2017 Photo
Region: Maule Valley
Origin: Chile

Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage delivered a Malbec-Petit Verdot with tremendous concentration of bright cherry-red color with aromas of wild seasonal fruits intermingled with elegant and delicate notes of blackcurrants. Excellent structure on the palate with tannins that lend backbone and elegance and lead to a long and lingering finish.

Available Formats: 750ml

Varietal: Malbec (75%), Petit Verdot (25%)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pack Size: 12/750ml
Residual Sugar: <4 g/L
Acidity: 5.2 g/L
pH: 3.65
Aging: 70% in neutral French and American oak for 3 months
Vinification: The grapes were hand-picked in March. The fruit was de-stemmed but not crushed to avoid excessive berry breakage and to minimize harsh flavors. All Malbec and Petit Verdot lots underwent a four to six day cold soak. Fermentation followed and lasted 24 days with pump overs occurring each day. The wine was naturally stabilized during the winter and earth-filtered prior to bottling.
Food Pairing: Barbecued or roasted fatty meats and ripe cheeses

History of Reserva Malbec Petit Verdot 2017

Oveja Negra’s estate San Rafael vineyard is located in the Maule Valley (124 miles south of Santiago and 12.5 miles from the Andes Mountains range). The Mediterranean climate here is influenced by the tempering Pacific breezes and the Andes chilling effect. Rainfall is concentrated during the winter-spring months (Apr Nov). During the growing season, the warm days help fully develop flavor ripeness and cool nights contribute to preserving good acidity. Yield was between four and five tons per acre.

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