Alto de Mayo Malbec takes its name from an Argentine mountain as well as signifying the end of the southern hemisphere harvest. The Malbec grapes are handpicked and crushed in pneumatic presses to release some gently pressed juices, then transferred to stainless steel fermentation vessels. Fermentation is temperature-controlled and pumping over is periodically carried out to ensure submersion of the cap of grape skins. A light level of tannin extraction is the result, making for a smooth black-fruit-dominated Malbec with an easy-drinking structure. No oak is used in the Alto de Mayo Malbec, to preserve the fresh and vital fruit character.
- Alto de Mayo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
- Mendoza, Argentina