Deep ruby red color. In the nose, this wine is expressive and spicy, with black pepper, graphite and cassis aromas. In the mouth, black fruits and kind tannins are perceived. Compact and long.
El Alto Vineyard is located in Ugarteche, in the southern part of Luján de Cuyo, at 1,050 meters (3,445 feet) above sea level. The soils range from sandly loam to clay loam, with variable content of stone. The climate tipically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14ºC (57.2 ºF) and an average annual rainfall of 250 mm (9.8 in). The vines yield 10 tons per hectare, and they are grown in espaliers, using drip irrigation. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices.
The grapes are harvested in late March and early April. In the winery, they are first de stemmed and softly crushed. A cold pre-fermentative maceration takes place to preserve aromas. Then, the must is cooled and traditional fermentation starts. Post-fermentation maceration lasts between 10 and 15 days. After that, malolactic fermentation is carried out.
Skirt steak with oven-roasted vegetables and fresh herb chimichurri. A wine with such a structure demands meat, just as its tannins make the chosen beef cut show off.
14° - 16° C