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GAUCHEZCO ORO - Malbec

GAUCHEZCO ORO - Malbec - Maipu - Mendoza, ARGENTINA

Color: Deep red, with bright violet hues.
Nose: The notes of red fruits, plums and blackberries are intertwined with notes of cranberry along with aromas of carmel, vainilla and mocha from the time spent in the oak.
Mouth: The mouth feel is very well-balanced, centrentrated with smooth tannins that give it great personality and a persisisnte finish..

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VINEYARD

The roots of Gauchezco begin in its historic and legendary vineyard, founded in 1881 by the Governor of Mendoza Tiburcio Benegas in Barrancas – Maipú. Gauchezco symbolizes the true essence of the traditional gaucho culture from Argentina. Located in Mendoza, Argentina; in Barrancas – Maipu, the winery is situated in the region and is considered part of the "primera zona" or the "premier/first zone."

Founded in 1881, its average old vine age is 90 years old with some blocks that are over 100 years old. It is a 130 hectares vineyard with fully modern operating winery.

Wine facts

Winemakers:

Mauricio Vegetti Lui

Producer:

Gauchezco Vineyard & Winery

Variant:

750ml

Average Age of Vines:

95 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

1380 m

Density:

5000/ha

Production:

7500 kgr/ha

Harvest Method:

Hand picked - Bunch selection in cases

Sorting:

Vertical shoot position trellising (VSP). Drip irrigation.

Fermentation and Maceration:

Bunch selection, grapes were destemmed and crushed. Maceration before fermentation for 48 hrs. 12 days of alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks. Total maceration time of 21 days.

Aging:

Maturation: 70% of the wine is 12 months in fist use 225 liters oak barrels: 60% French, 30% American and 10% Hungarian.30% of the wine is 12 months in fist use 500 liters oak barrels: 100% French.12 month in bottle before release it to the market.

Alcohol:

14.0%

Vintage:

2014

Grape Varietal:

Malbec

SKU:

AR23

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