Lujan De Cuyo
A young vineyard of about 5 years of age planted with the help of Pedro Parra. The location was discovered during some soil pit analysis of Agrelo and Pedro discovered this pure limestone plateau at a good altitude that would be a promising site. Malbec was then planted in 2009.
7-10 day cold maceration with a total maceration of 40-45 days. Fermentation takes place with wild yeasts.
12 months in used French barrique with natural malolactic
150 cases imported to the US
Naoki is pronounced "now-key" and is the name of the owners' grandson.
(from vines on a plateau above Agrelo on the eastern side of the valley; the amount of limestone in this soil is unusual for the area, which is not normally a prime place for Malbec): Bright red-ruby. Highly aromatic perfume of blackberry, violet and licorice, plus a touch of peppery wildness; I was reminded both of Pinot Noir and northern Rhône Syrah. Plush, savory, pungent wine with distinctive limestone energy giving the middle palate a light touch. Utterly fine-grained wine with terrific subtle flavor intensity and grip. Finishes with very smooth tannins and lovely rising floral length. A very complex, penetrating Malbec with lovely restrained sweetness.
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