Cuvelier Los Andes Colección 2014, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina

“Following Bordeaux tradition, Colección is our “Second Label” after our Grand Vin. Colección is similar to Grand Vin but less concentrated and with less ageing potential and is therefore friendlier to drink young. In this blend you can taste the concentration and intensity of a Mendoza wine along with the elegance and finesse of a Bordeaux-blend. 2014 vintage – 68% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Location: : Uco Valley, Vista Flores, Tunuyán, Mendoza, Argentina. Vineyards – Total area: 65 hectares. Area in production: 55 hectares. Altitude: 1000 meters above sea level. Plantation density: 5500 plants per hectare in vertical trellising system. Yield: 5000 a 6000 kg per hectare. Winemaking: Once the vats are full, the grapes undergo maceration before the alcoholic fermentation occurs. This takes place in stainless steel tanks at a maximum of 26ºC and lasts from 7 to 10 days. Malolactic fermentation: 100%. Aging: 60% in French oak barrels for 12 months. Tasting notes: Appearance: very intense with nice depth. Aroma: fine, attractive and complex with spicy notes, meaty and seductive. Mouth: similar to the nose: very rich and unctuous with a long, pleasant finish.