Salvaje embodies Malbec in its most natural form. An expressive wine that comes from the unique terroir in the Uco Valley, Mendoza fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete pools. Every powerful bottle pays tribute to the rich landscape and native flora and fauna of the region.
VARIETY: 100% Malbec.
REGION: IG Los Chacayes, Tunuyán, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina.
ALTITUDE: 1,280 m.a.s.l.
SOIL: Loamy, very stony.
YIELD: 10,000 kgs/ha.
HARVEST: End of March – Manually, in 18 kg crates.
FERMENTATION: Double selection of clusters and grains. Cold maceration in concrete pools. Sowing is with selected indigenous yeasts. The fermentation temperature reaches a peak of 30 °C to stay at 28 °C. Post fermentation maceration at a controlled temperature.
AGING: 90% in concrete pools, 10% in barrels for 6 months.
BOTTLING: February 2021.
PRODUCTION: 35,000 bottles.
WINEMAKER: Gustavo Bauzá.
WINE CONSULTANT: Alberto Antonini (Toscana, Italia).
|| ALCOHOL: 13.9 % vol.
|| TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l.
|| PH: 3.8.
|| RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.9 g/l.
|| TASTING NOTES:
Sight, intense and bright violet red. Nose, fruity aromas in which plums and red fruits in combination with notes of vanilla that provides complexity. Mouth, fresh, fruity and sweet, the product of round, complex tannins and a long finish.