Nicasia Vineyard Malbec

Nicasia Vineyard Malbec

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Wine Description

Located in the far southerly growing region of Altamira en La Consulta, the Nicasia vineyard is the only planting of the special Catena Selection of Malbec cuttings in this traditional area for Malbec. La Consulta was Nicolás Catena’s father Domingo’s preferred Malbec location.

Winemaking

10% whole cluster and 90% whole berry fruit is hand-loaded into 225-500 liter new French oak barrels for a 100% barrel fermentation for a period of 17 days, allowing seamless oak integration. The fermentation temperature is kept low, extracting intense aromas, and the cap management is done by hand to ensure soft, gentle flavors and tannin extraction. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel leaves considerable lees and sediment. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 24 months, followed by 24 months of aging in bottle before release.

Vineyard

  • Nicasia Vineyard: 3,593 ft (1,095 m). Altamira in La Consulta District, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. Very shallow loamy topsoil with surface gravel and gravelly (large stones) dry river bed subsoil - optimal drainage. Malbec. Plant selection: Catena Cuttings Malbec selection.

Technical Info

  • Varietal: 100% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13.9 %
  • Total Acidity: 6.5 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.65
  • Unfined and unfiltered

Grilled and roasted red meat, beef tenderloin with vegetables, roast lamb, meat pie and potatoes, wild rabbit Cacciatore (hunter style), chicken pie, beef empanadas.

''Bife de chorizo'' partnered with freshly grilled peppers.

Creole foods: locro, lentil stew, grilled meats, lamb, goat, after lunch next to a tablet of dark chocolate.

Criado Wines offers a nationwide delivery service through DPD and our own delivery service. Deliveries are typically made within 24 hours; however we only guarantee a 48 hour service. Deliveries do not take place on weekends, operating only Monday to Friday. For all orders placed between 13:00 Friday and Sunday, delivery will only take place on Tuesday. Goods must be received by a person 18 years of age or older. Where any of our drivers are in doubt as to the age of the person receiving the goods, they reserve the right to request proof of age and / or retain the goods until they can be received by a person of or above the legal age to purchase alcohol.   

 

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You can cancel your order at any stage up to the point of dispatch at no charge. Simply contact us by phone on +353 833 868 004 in Ireland or email info@criadowines.com When contacting us, please provide us with your order number, as per displayed on your order confirmation. You are entitled to a cooling-off period of 7 working days, which begins on the day after you receive delivery of your order. During the cooling-off period, you may cancel your order for any reason. Upon cancellation, we will make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the return of the order and will reimburse you within 30 days. While we are more than happy to help if you wish to return goods that are not faulty or damaged, you will be responsible for any costs incurred in returning the goods. In the unfortunate case of goods being faulty or damaged in transit, Criado Wines offer the choice of either a replacement or a full refund including any delivery charges incurred. Simply contact us by phone or email (details above) and we’ll take care of the rest!    


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