Bordeaux Blend, Cuvelier Los Andes 'Colección'
59% Malbec/17% Cabernet Sauvignon/15% Petite Verdot/12% Syrah/3% Merlot
The Cuvelier family wine journey began in 1804 in France. Today, seven generations later, they created a 55 hectares [120 acres] organic and biodynamic estate in Valle de Uco planted with Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc.
The 2018 season started with a cold and dry winter that remained persistent throughout September. Spring and Summer high and low temperatures exceeded their annual average ranges. However, this increased temperature range promoted an optimal phenolic maturity and an incredible anthocyanin accumulation. These exceptional conditions delivered an outstanding vintage which is captured in each of their wines. 2018 is definitely a vintage to remember, and possibly, the best vintage of their short history.
Once the vats are full, the grapes undergo maceration before the alcoholic fermentation occurs. This takes place in stainless steel tanks at a maximum of 26ºC and lasts from 7 to 10 days. Malolactic fermentation: 100% Aging: 60% in French oak barrels for 12 months.