Awarded a Gold medal and 95 points at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).
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The history of Trapiche begins in 1883, in a small vineyard called El Trapiche, in the district of Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, where the grapes for the first fine wines were grown. With more than 130 years of experience, Trapiche has earned its place as a pioneering brand in the introduction of French vines, the production of varietal wines, the import of French oak barrels and the use of stainless steel tanks. Led by Daniel Pi, their Director of Winemaking, Trapiche's winemaking team permanently strives to improve winemaking practices by exchanging experience and knowledge with winemakers from other wine producing countries such as France, the US, Australia and New Zealand. It is in this way that Trapiche has become Argentina's largest fine wine exporter.
Hand harvested with bunch selection followed by destemmind and individual berry selection. Fermentation with wild yeasts and maceration in small concrete vats for 25 days at 23-25ºC folllowed by a natural malolactic fermentation.
Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
With a deep red color and ruby sparkles, this Malbec gives intense aromas of black fruits with smoked and menthol notes. Aromas spiced with graphite and liquor are also appreciated in this wine. The palate is fruity and mineral, with a persistent finish.