Wine Reference. Made with carefully selected grapes
from our estate La Marthita, grown from old vineyards
planted in 1940. This blend is composed by Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, with great predominance of the
Location of Vineyards. Cruz de Piedra (High Valley of
Mendoza River); department of Maipú, Mendoza Province.
Climate. Privileged area characterized by a
particular micro-climate of dry summers with warm sunny days
and cool nights. Its notable temperature amplitude favors a
perfect ripeness of grapes which acquire a great
concentration of aromas and colors, keeping exceptional
Soil. Loamy-sandy soil of alluvial origin, of
Vine-training system. These vineyards are trained
through the system of low vine with a traditional vineyard
cultivation method. Their high plantation density in
combination with a low production of plants and varietal
purity, allow grapes to reach an unbeatable quality.
Harvest. Selected bunches are hand-picked in order to
count on the highest quality of grapes for wine-making. The
ideal moment for harvesting depends on the level of ripeness
reached by grapes, a process followed with special interest
and commitment to obtain a perfect ripening level where
maximum varietal definition, color and aromatic expression
Wine-making process. Wine is made through the
traditional method of moderate maceration in stainless-steel
tanks at strictly controlled temperatures, no higher than 28ºC.
Once the fermentation is finished, the wine is subjected to
processes of racking, clarification, filtration and finally,
stabilization at low temperatures.
Aging. Aging is done in French oak casks with a
capacity between 5,000 and 20,000 litres. In these casks,
the wine favorably evolves for long years thus acquiring a
remarkable complexity of flavors and aromas. In 1998, this
wine was bottled in bottles of 750ml where it starts a long
evolution process. After storing it for 10 years it is ready
to offer all its virtues to those who really love good wines.
Tasting Notes. Wine of an intense ruby color, with
marked mahogany shades. Complex aromas are present. In the
mouth, it reveals an excellent structure with soft, velvety
tannins providing a long ending.
Tasting. We have had the patience of guarding this
special wine that has required more than one generation of
care. This wine deserves to be tasted with enough time. In
order to fully taste it, the same patience is required. Pour
it off calmly. By pouring it down into a decanter licking
its walls, its dark ruby deepness together with its
transparency and mahogany shades will be appreciated. By
airing the wine it will be awakened from its long stay
inside the bottle, improving its characteristics. By softly
moving the decanter, while minutes are passing by, intense
aromas resulting from the Cavernet Sauvignon evolution in
oak barrels are released. Thus, the complex flavor of the
wine is completed. Due to its characteristics, this wine is
great to accompany red meat and meals with soft sauces.
The ideal range temperature to drink this wine is between
18º and 20ºC. In order to preserve all its properties intact
during storing, the bottle must be kept in horizontal
position so as to maintain the wine in contact with the cork,
and in places away from light and heat.
Setting. You can find this wine in: Bottle of 750ml:
1 bottle packed in a Bristol Board Case, or in a wooden box;
6 bottles in a corrugated box, 6 bottles in a wooden box.
“The time and patience which are dedicated to aging are not
asked for, we provide them”
Sugar: 1,51 gr/l.
Volatile Acidity: 0,46 gr/l. expressed in acetic
Total Acidity: 4,80 gr expressed in tartaric
Total Sulfur Dioxide: 97 mg/l.
Free Sulfur Dioxide: 97 mg/l.
Malic Acid: no more than 1,50 gr/l.