Cuvelier Los Andes Gran Vin 2015, Mendoza, Argentina

2015 vintage – 88% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, . Specialists in French “Grand Crus” production, the Cuvelier family owns Château Léoville-Poyferré and Château Le Crock in the Bordeaux region of France since 1903. Seduced by the quality of wines in the Mendoza region, Bertrand and Jean-Guy Cuvelier planted a vineyard right below the Andes Cordillera. 65 hectare, 1000 meters above sea level. Wine Making: After hand selected grapes are filtered twice, vats are filled by gravity and the maceration process begins. This process consists of three stages: cold maceration (7 days at 8ºC); ferment maceration (7 to 10 days at 28ºC); and post ferment maceration until reaching the 30 or 40 days that is required to complete the total process. 100% malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Aged in 100% French oak barrels for 18 months. Tasting Notes: Appearance: very attractive intense red with violet reflections. Aroma: fresh, fruit-forward and very elegant: a blend that provides truly pleasurable sensations. Notes of fruit, spice and minerals seduce from the start. Mouth: a full, filling first mouth. Juicy with a very good acidic balance. An excellent blend that is a pleasure to drink.