- 82% Malbec
- 18% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vistalba Corte C, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Vistalba Corte C is a pleasing red wine with a soft touch, intense red with purple hues. This lovely Argentinian red wine offers aromas of red fruit, prunes, and ripe cherries. On the palate, it shows silky tannins and notes of Bing cherries, dry fruits and almond.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Grapes from the estate’s vineyards just under a kilometre above sea level, in the Luján de Cuyo region surrounding Mendoza, are selected for this blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Malbec makes up 82% of the blend, the grapes coming from a vineyard planted in 1948; the Cabernet vineyard though much younger, as it was planted in 1999, is nevertheless fully mature.
The vineyards are farmed sustainably without the use of herbicides and pesticides; rye is planted as a cover crop in alternate rows. Hand-harvested grapes are vinified in concrete vats; following a three-day cold maceration, fermentation is started and continues with regularly punching down of the cap and pumping over to extract colour and tannins. About a fifth of the blend is aged in French oak barrels for about a year. The finished wine shows red fruits, prunes and cherry flavours, with silky tannins on a full-bodied finish.