Intense ruby red color. Aromas of black fruits, cassis, spices, graphite and red pepper. In the mouth, it is concentrated, with ample and ripe tannins. Long and persistent finish.
From the clayey soils of Finca El Alto in Ugarteche (Luján de Cuyo), we chose the poorest profiles, which result from the combination of pebbles, gravel and clay, to plant our Doña Paula Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 1998. The yield is between 7 to 9 tonnes per hectare (around 2.83 and 3.65 tonnes per acre) and drip irrigation is used. This estate is located at 1,050 meters (almost 3,445 ft) above sea level and the climate in this area typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14°C (57.2°F) and an average annual rainfall of 200 mm (7.87 in). The trellis system used is espalier. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.
The grapes are picked between the first and second weeks of April. After a gentle destemming, the must is cold macerated before fermentation to preserve the primary aromas. The temperature during fermentation ranges between 25 and 28 °C (77 to 82.4 °F). A post-fermentation maceration is performed for 10 to 15 days, and then malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels. Ageing is carried out in first, second and third-use French oak barrels for 12 months. All grapes grown in our vineyards are under a program of sustainable practices.
Duck empanadas with Malbec-flavored figs. A different empanada that shares its aromas with the wine.
14° - 16° C