HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES
VINEYARDS: Grapes are sourced from multiple small, family- run vineyards in the regions of Mendoza, Luján de Cuyo & Maipú, within the districts of Drummond, Lunlunta, Agrelo, Perdriel, Ugarteche and Russell. Small vineyards are abundant in Mendoza and are an important part of the economy, especially within rural and lower income areas.
VINTAGE NOTES: In 2017, Spring frosts brought on by dryer and slightly cooler weather, and subsequent hard winds caused couloure, resulting in low yields throughout Mendoza. Nevertheless, good weather during harvest (March) with no
hail or rain storms, provided conditions for excellent quality and healthy fruit, with clean bright expressions.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are hand picked into 20kg cases, moved to the winery, then immediately crushed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place over 7-10 days at 78.8°–82.4°F (26°- 28°C). The fermenting juice is pressed with residual sugar and the fermentation is finished with no skin contact. Malolactic fermentation takes place during the Autumn and Winter. In the Spring, the wines are pre-filtered and moved into casks to age for a minimum of 1.5 years.
TASTING NOTES: Carrascal Malbec has a perfect combination of the typical Cahor nose of violets, and the fruit expression of Mendoza. It also shows deep floral and inky notes, aromas of dried plums and cherries, in addition to toffee and leathery
notes from its aging in French oak casks.
WINEMAKER: Hubert Weber
GRAPES: 100% Malbec
SOIL TYPES: Loamy soils with silt
VINE AGE: 15–60 years
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.68 g/L
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.94 g/L
TOTAL SULPHUR: 128 mg/L