Grape Selection Puro 2015 | Dieter Meier
Expressive Malbec of the Finest Grapes
WINE: 100 % Malbec. A special Malbec that stays true to the terroir: the freshness of Agrelo with minerality of Altamira. This is the Malbec we want to show the world.
VINEYARD: Location > Ojo de Agua, Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Menodza // Altamira, Valle de Uco. Vineyard Structure > Located in Alto Agrelo, at the foothills of the Andes Mountain range at more than 1'000 m of altitude. Native alluvial soil. Grown on a 15 year old organic vineyard, with high density of vines (4'200/ha), and low yield (less than 7'000 Kg/ha). The Malbec from Valle de Uco, which also grows on old organic vines, is cultivated in sandy, calcareous soil. A drip irrigation assures that each plant receives the exact amount of water necessary.
WINEMAKING: Grape Selection > Organic Malbec grapes are carefully chosen in Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo and Altamira, Valle de Uco, two regions known as the meccas for grape production in Argentina. Elaboration, Fermentation, Storage > Intense red violet. 14.5% vol. Long maceration occurs in concrete vats. The temperature is elevated to achieve a more complex structure. It is finished in French oak barrels for 18 months.