ALMA GEMELA BONARDA
The Vineyard is geographically located in the northern oasis of Mendoza, 65 kilometers from the capital of Mendoza, in the Gustavo André district of the department of Lavalle. Lavalle has a very low population density per km² and little rainfall, which has made these lands known as the “Mendoza desert”, a place of refuge for the Huarpes.
The objective of Onofri Wines is to produce high quality Argentine wines, with a deep respect for the natural environment and the community where it originates.
It is a vineyard where environmental conditions are taken care of and ecology is respected, privileging soil management as a central part of the system because it is a complex and living resource that must be protected and maintained to ensure its long-term stability. We only fertilize with organic fertilizers and natural materials that do not harm the balance of the environment. Weeds are specially treated and controlled manually, never with herbicides, while diseases are managed through biological control and prevention.
Climate: The climate in Ingeniero Gustavo André is desert in character. Extreme temperatures and an average rainfall of approximately 177 mm.
Height: This vineyard is 560 meters above sea level, almost at the end of the Mendoza River basin.
Soil: Alluvial origin - very deep sandy loam soil resulting from the deposit of fine sediments such as sand mainly and some silt and clay.
Conduction: 20-year-old vine planted on loam with traditional irrigation by mantle.
Sustainability: in addition to organic management, for our wines we use inputs that have less environmental impact, Eco - light bottles and recyclable caps made from sugar cane with 0 carbon footprint.
COMPOSITION: 100% Bonarda
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN / VINEYARD - I.G DESIERTO DE LAVALLE
ACIDITY: 5.6 GR / LT
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2 G / LT
HARVEST: Manual harvest in boxes - February 15, 2019
FERMENTATION: Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
AGING: No aging in wood.
BOTTLING: August 2018
PRODUCTION: 5,500 bottles
ADVISORY WINEMAKER: Gonzalo Tamagnini
Intense ruby color with violet tones. Spicy aromas remind us of primary aromas such as red fruits, blackberry and cassis with a long finish. A wine with great balance on the palate with attractive freshness, medium body and soft tannins.
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