Single Bottle = $25, 6 pack = $23.75 bottle, 12 pack = $22.5 bottle
Árido means “arid” in English. The vineyards where the grapes are picked for this Malbec are located in the Upper Uco Valley of Mendoza, Argentina. This is a high desert that lies at 3,500 feet above sea level with less than 4 inches of rain per year.
Region: Finca Los Alamos, Upper Uco Valley – Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
When to drink: up until 2014
Style: rich textured and full bodied.
Varieties: 100% Malbec
Colour: Intense violet red color.
Nose: Delicate raspberry, cherry and violet aromas with typical Malbec spiciness.
Palate: Smooth and round in the mouth with balanced acidity and soft tannins.
Winemaking: All grapes are hand harvested from old vines, most planted around 1948. Vinyards sit 950m above sea level and good climatic conditions allow the winery to maintain vineyards almost naturally with almost no fitosanitary treatment. During the vegetative season there is a difference of temperature between day and night of 15C allowing for excellent colour and tannin development.
Soil: Sandy loam with limestone channels. Low to medium fertility with low percentage of organic material
Technical data: Alcohol 13.5%, Total Acidity 5.00 g/l, Sugar 6 g/l, PH 3.7