ALFA CRUX MALBEC
Our vineyards grow in El Cepillo, the heart of the Uco Valley, a rich and privileged oasis in Mendoza, almost 1,200 meters above sea level with the Andes as a wonderful witness and in a terroir of unbeatable conditions to obtain grapes of extreme quality and expression. The great temperature range, the lack of rainfall and the richness of the soil generate a style and identity that highlights our wines and makes us proud.
Fresh, young, expressive and irreverent. All the potential and energy of the earth is combined in a wine with a unique character and inimitable personality. Pure enjoyment, emotions and expression without compromises or strings attached. Crux is a clear example of our identity and vision of the new world of wine and our extreme dedication to the satisfaction of each of the consumers, fans and lovers of wine and the good life.
Harvest: 1st week of April 2017
Composition: 100% Malbec
Vineyards: El Cepillo, La Consulta / Uco Valley (1,100 masl)
Elaboration: After the selection of grains and bunches, the alcoholic fermentation begins in stainless steel vessels at a controlled temperature. The contact with the grape skins is 12 days in total. Once the process is finished, it is aged in second and third use oak barrels for 3 months in our cellar. The microclimate of El Cepillo endows our Malbec with subtle spicy notes and great floral intensity.
View: Clean and bright, medium to high color intensity, purplish with reddish reflections.
Nose: Clean and aromatic, in its first nose it presents red fruits such as plum, cherry, cherry and blackberries. Its second nose is very expressive with notes of liquorice, smoked and spices (nutmeg, black pepper). Mineral gravel note.
Mouth: Sweet attack, medium palate with marked acidity and present but very pleasant tannins. Alcohol is in balance. Its finish is marked by notes of red fruits, smoked and, mainly, by minerality. Medium to long persistence.
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