“PETITE FLEUR” MALBEC, VALLE DE UCO

Monteviejo

APPELLATION

Valle de Uco

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Malbec

WINEMAKERS

Marcelo Pelleriti

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
14.5%

2016

93POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
APRIL 2018
2016

91POINTS

Wine Advocate
JUNE 2018
BACKGROUND

The Pere Verge family, more than just being owners of Monteviejo, Château Le Gay and Château La Violette, are a family devoted to making exceptional wines of terroir, power and elegance. Following the hemispheric seasons, winemaker Marcelo Pelleriti and his team are producing world class wines both in Mendoza and Bordeaux.
The land comprises 130 hectares at between 1000 and 1200 meters above sea-level in Vista Flores, Tunuyan, 120km south of Mendoza city. The land’s slopes face the North and East giving them better sun exposure in the Southern Hemisphere. Ideal for high altitude grape growing.

Monteviejo counts on a gravitational system with a double selection table for bunches and grapes. The objective is to transport the raw material without using pumps, taking care not to damage it in any part of the process.

From the harvest to the bottling—passing down through barrels for ageing—the wine moves along the natural gradient. It is only the weight of the grapes that is used to move them from above to below.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

The vineyard is located in Valle de Uco (Vista Flores), Tunuyán in Mendoza, Argentina. It sits 1,000 feet above sea level, with silty loamy soil of alluvial origin, with gravel in the subsoil and calcareous deposits.

The harvest is hand-picked; clusters and berries are double-sorted to achieve the highest quality. It is cold soaked at 7 °C for five days, then followed by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation occurs in French oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Deep purple-red. Its aroma is reminiscent of red berries, dark fruit and spices as well. Fruity and complex on the palate, with round tannins. Persistent finish. An elegant and complex wine.

This wine pairs well with pasta, stews, red meat and cheese.

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