This delicious red wine has aromas and flavours of ripe dark berry fruit, including raspberry and currant flavours, mingled with notes of sweet spice, and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.
The philosophy behind the Alamos range is to make flavourful, drinkable wines that preserve each varietals distinctive aroma, flavour and texture. Some of the Alamos wines acquire additional complexity from moderate oak ageing.
Grapes for Alamos wines are sourced from mountain vineyard sites in the premier regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco at elevations of 3000 to 5000 feet. The altitude means more intense sunlight which enhances the aromatics of Malbec and creates thicker skins, leading to richer, more intense wines.
Half of the grapes come from young vines in the Catena family estate vineyards and the other half are purchased from growers who are closely managed by Alamos’ vineyard managers.
The grapes are picked and then undergo a 2-day-long cold maceration, followed by 9-15 days of fermentation, and then 2-4 days of post fermentation maceration. The average fermentation temperature is 28°C.