`Punto Final` Mendoza Malbec Clasico

Luján de Cuyo

Bodega Renacer

We came to this property, owned by Patricio Reich, through two different routes....

The first, not surprisingly in Argentina, was through Alberto Antonini, who is the consultant winemaker here. Alberto is excited by the commitment to quality and excellence that Patricio has shown since the outset, something that is displayed in the wines. The second, more surprisingly, was through Marilisa Allegrini. After visiting Patricio's property, she was so enamoured with Mendoza and the potential it has, that she decided to produce an Amarone style wine called Enamore at Renacer. The winery was built in 2004 and is located in Perdriel, in Luján de Cuyo, in the foothills of the Andes.

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Vineyards

Grapes for this Malbec were sourced from two vineyards, Uco Valley, which is situated between 1,000 - 1,300 metres above sea level with poor soils, and Lujan de Cuyo, at 800 - 930 metres above sea level with intermediate soils. The vines are more than 50 years old.

Vintage Information

The 2017 vintage in Mendoza was generally warm with dry. Cooler temperatures before harvest meant wines were slightly lower in alcohol, but had well preserved acidity. 2017 is considered one of the best vintages in recent years in Mendoza.

Vinification

Grapes were harvested by hand. They were then maceration for three days at 8°C. Alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts, lasted seven days in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 24 and 25°C. 30% of the wine was aged in second use French oak barrels for six months and the rest in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep violet in colour with red hues. Strong floral tones of violet and rose are combined with blackcurrant and raspberry, and subtle notes of vanilla from the time spent in oak. On the palate, the wine is smooth and silky with round tannins and a long and persistent finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Malbec
Region Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza
Winemaker Pablo Sanchez
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%
Acidity 5.2g/l
Residual Sugar 1.83g/l
Wine pH 3.8