Orzada Malbec 2018

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Summary: The grapes come from our historic vineyard in Padre Hurtado in the lower Maipo Valley (33° 32’25” S) at an altitude of 405 meters above sea level. The clay soils have a neutral pH and are of alluvial origin from the Maipo River basin. They are deep with good drainage, which helps control plant vigor for proper fruit load with small clusters and berries. The climate is Mediterranean with an average annual rainfall of 250-300 mm, and the daily temperature differential is 20°-25° C. All of these factors plus the coastal influence work together to enable proper fruit ripening. The vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and managed accordingly. Shoots are removed in late spring, leaves are pulled before fruit set, and the best clusters are selected during harvest.

Additional Information

Elegant in nose displaying blackberries and oral notes such as violet, with hints of vanilla and chocolate. In palate is well balanced, medium acidity, sweet and velvety tannins. The finish has a nice harmonic persistence in mouth.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Maipo Valley
  • Winemaker: Arnaud Hereu
  • Sustainability: Organic Certified, Sustainable Practices, Biodynamic
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Malbec

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Descorchados Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
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  • Score: 92 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
    "This has a very attractive array of ripe raspberries and mulberries, framed in gently spicy oak. The palate is fresh and juicy with a supple, flavorful core of blue and purple berries. Medium body. Glossy finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink in the next four years."

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