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Dona Paula Malbec Estate 2009

Dona Paula Malbec Estate 750ML 2009     
Sku: 16485

Selección de Bodega Malbec is the result of an assemblage of our best terroirs: Finca El Alto, whose soils are mainly clayey; Finca Alluvia, which has mineral and rocky soils; and Finca Los Indios, which has calcareous and sandy soils. These old vineyards are planted at between 1,050 and 1,350 meters (approximately 3,445 and 4,430 ft) above sea level and have a naturally low yield (between 2 and 3 t/ha [0.81 and 1.22 t/acre]). Surface irrigation is used. The climate typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average annual rainfall of between 200 and 300 mm (7.87 and 11.81 in). At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.

Rating
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2009 Seleccion de Bodega Malbec demonstrates more composure and focus on the nose with blackberry, fig and blueberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry. It is fleshy and caressing, with fine tannins and lovely blueberry and cassis notes towards the finish. It handles the oak well and should drink well over the next decade. Drink now-2022..Neal Martin, October/2012

Wine maker notes
An excellent wine is nothing but the most faithful expression of the vineyard. For that reason, we are passionate artists and details lovers when it comes to taking care of our vineyards, and we have absolute respect for varietal and territorial traits. We believe that the Argentinean Malbec has unique personality and that these soils have a great potential for producing other super premium varieties. Dona Paula’s innovative spirit is reflected in our incessant and meticulous search for diverse terroirs to elaborate high quality wines. We own estates in the best wine growing areas of Argentina, under different soil, height and climate conditions. We constantly introduce innovations in what respects to work in the vineyards according to each estate soil and climate conditions. For instance, we have implemented an alternative trellis systems such as Gobelet in the rocky soils of Finca Alluvia. This allow us to treat each plant as an individual and obtain a low yield in a natural way. Dona Paula’s diversity and innovation are also reflected in our choice of varieties that are not traditional in Argentina. Very good examples of this are Dona Paula’s outstanding Sauvignon Blanc and the planting of Casavecchia, Ancellota, Riesling, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Touliba, and Aglianico, among other varieties, which were strategically chosen not to be sold but to carry out vinification experiments by cloning these species.

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Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Type: Still wine
 
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