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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.

Malolactic Fermentation:

Yes, Natural

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:

2015

Country:

ARGENTINA

Grape Varietal:

Malbec

SKU:

AR23