Las Estelas Finca Mangato Alto de las Piedras Malbec

£19.95 £21.95
  • Las Estelas Finca Mangato Alto de las Piedras Malbec
  • Las Estelas Finca Mangato Alto de las Piedras Malbec

Las Estelas Finca Mangato Alto de las Piedras Malbec

£19.95 £21.95

AVAILABILITY: 34 in stock

Grape Malbec
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Black Fruit, Elegant, Pure, Fresh, Floral, Structured, Herbaceous, Balanced, Harmoniously Oaked, Food Friendly
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan

 

Discover the delicate power of Las Estelas Finca Mangato Alto de las Piedras Malbec. This wine showcases a beautiful purity of fruit with a ripe blackberry nose and fresh acidity on the palate. With a sensitivity and precision that surpasses expectations, Malbec enthusiasts will appreciate its potential for greatness.   Superbly food friendly and not just for steak, though it certainly works as well as ever with red meat.

About the Producer

Estela Perinetti and her wines known as Las Estelas. Estela was one of the first of South America’s rapidly growing family of women winemakers. She spent more than two decades heading up some of Catena’s most high-profile winery projects and she has been very much in demand as one of Mendoza’s leading consultants since. Las Estelas is her baby!

The story begins in the early 1940s when Estela’s grandfather, Dr. Hector Perinetti, son of an immigrant from Piedmont, purchased a piece of land in Tupungato and planted Semillon. (At that time this area was considered too cold for red grapes!) When aged just two years old his eldest son, Hector Junior, named the vineyard – Finca Mangato.

As these vines became old and increasingly non-viable in the 1990s, Estela and her mother – Estela Armando, also a winemaker! – decided to grub up the Semillon to plant red varietals such as Malbec, the Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, and Merlot and Syrah, and these vines form the basis of Las Estelas today.

Vineyard and Winery

Las Estelas Finca Mangato Alto de las Piedras is 100% Malbec grown in the Finca Mangato vineyard, located in the El Peral district of Tupungato. The vines are between an elevation of 1250 metres (4101ft) above sea level. Trellising used is vertical shoot position with double guyot. Drip irrigation from the Rio Las Tunas source. Gravel soils give this an almost French charm and elegance. Harvest was between late March and early April and all done by hand harvest into 300 kg bins. Upon arrival the bunches were fully de-stemmed and crushed.

Fermentation was performed in stainless steel tanks with 100% Malolactic fermentation in tanks. After this the wine was aged for 12 months in 30% new oak barrels, 30% 2nd use barrels and 40% of the wine saw no oak.

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