An intensely aromatic wine with scents of cherry, dried fruits and graphite, with notes of honey and chocolate from long barrel aging. Bottled unfined and unfiltered or clarified to retain purity of expression.
Vinification Process: Made from 40 small (¼ to 1 hectare) vineyards owned by members of the Los Amaichas indigenous community in Amaicha del Valle, a dramatic desert setting high in the Andes mountains, 2,200 meters above sea level. The soils are alluvial with a large amount of sand and rocks. The poor soils, wide temperature variations and long maturation time due to the extreme altitude produce a very hardy Malbec grape. Minimal intervention in the vineyard, hand-harvest. 50% of the wine is aged 15 months in tank and 50% in used French Oak barrels.
Food Match: A classic match for steak, roasted or slow cooked beef or ox cheek.