Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Malbec 2017


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Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Malbec is the Paula estate's flagship Malbec! Only the finest plots of Malbec are selected, then fermented with natural yeasts and aged in new French oak barriques for 2 years. Intense flavours of dark forest berries, black cherry, mocha and spice. Beautifully structured Malbec with elegance and multilayered complexity.

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Selección de Bodega Malbec comes from Alluvia vineyard, located in Gualtallary, Uco Valley, at 1,350 meters above the sea level. This head-pruned vineyard is set on the streambed, its soil contains medium-size alluvial rocks covered with calcium carbonate patinas and intermingled with sand and chalk enamel. It is one of the poorest soils with regards to nutrients, its organic matter is almost zero and it has a great drainage capacity. The weather is cool during the days and cold during the nights. The vineyards have always been cultivated using sustainable agricultural practices.

The grapes underwent a cold maceration prior to the alcoholic fermentation, in order to preserve the primary fruit aromas. A wild fermentation took place with native yeasts at low temperatures. The wine was then aged new French barriques of which 50% were new, for 16 months.

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RRP £46.00
Vintage 2017
Alcoholic strength 14%
Serve with Roast beef or asado!
Awards 93 pts, James Suckling, 2021; 92+ pts, Robert Parker, 2021; Silver, IWC, 2020
Grapes Malbec 100%
Body E
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Doña Paula

Doña Paula is a leading, modern winery at the forefront of exploring and investing in new, high quality wine regions in Argentina. Established in 1997, they own all of their vineyards covering 700 hectares. These vineyard sites are located in the best subregions within Mendoza including Ugarteche, Altamira, Gualtallary and Tupungato. The vineyards have always been cultivated using sustainable methods which helps to maximise the true expression of terroir, and in 2019 Doña Paula was certified as a sustainably managed winery by Bodegas de Argentina. Continuous innovation in vineyard management ensures Doña Paula produces top quality wines from one year to the next.

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