Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec 2009

WINE DESCRIPTION

The symbol of pioneering viticulture, the Adrianna vineyard is located at 5,000' elevation, the highest Malbec vineyard in all Mendoza. This wine defines high altitude Malbec, with exceptional concentration and structure that will last for at least 20 to 30 years.

VINIFICATION

30% whole cluster and 70% whole berry fruit is hand-loaded into 225-500 liter new French oak barrels for a 100% barrel fermentation for a period of 15-30 days, allowing seamless oak integration. Early harvest Malbec lots co- fermented with Viognier from Adrianna vineyard. The fermentation temperature is kept low, extracting intense aromas, and the cap management is done by hand to ensure soft, gentle flavors and tannin extraction. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel leaves considerable lees and sediment. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18-24 months (barrel age varies depending on vineyard lot soil), followed by 24 months of aging in bottle before release. 180 separate row microvinifications from different lots and harvest times.arate row microvinifications from different lots and harvest times.

VINEYARD

  • Adrianna Vineyard: Gualtallary District, Tupungato Alto Region, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Parcel Name: Mundus Bacillus Terrae
  • Parcel Surface: 1,4 Hectares
  • Soil composition: Alluvial origin. Calcareus
  • Altitude: 4.560 ft (1.390 m) elevation
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Fermentation: Gualtallary District, Tupungato Alto Region, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Max. Fermentation Temperature: 25-30° C, 15 day maceration
  • Aging: 24 months in barrel, oak treatment is decided according to the vintage characteristics. French Oak
  • Varietal: Malbec cofermented with 1-3% Viognier
  • Alcohol: 14.10 %
  • Total Acidity: 7.1 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.55
  • Key Word Descriptors: Tight, high acidity, limestone soils, lots of tannins; ageability