2km Malbec-Cabernet Franc

2km

Red

Argentina

Mendoza

Description

2km is a collaborative effort between the team at Finca Beth and winemaker Juan Pablo Michelini. Named after the 2 kilometer long vineyard where the fruit is sourced, it is a wine of exceptional balance and purity, with floral and mineral qualities that speak directly to its origin high in wilderness of Paraje Altamira, in Mendoza’s Uco Valley.

Tasting Notes: This linear, well-balanced wine offers dark fruit, floral, and mineral aromas, with a bracing yet smoothly-textured palate. A wine of elegance and finesse, that is evocative of the Paraje Altamira terroir.

Serve With: An ideal pairing for prime cuts of red meat and fire-grilled vegetables.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Valle de Uco

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015363 

Case Code

20097871015367

Vineyards

Sourced from Finca Beth, a 148 acre vineyard on the southwestern edge of Paraje Altamira (Uco Valley) at 3600+ ft above sea level. The 2KM is produced from a 2-kilometer parcel of Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and walnuts are also planted! Rocky, sandy, calcareous, colluvial soils.

Composition

65% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Franc.

Viticulture

Vines were planted in 2010 (Malbec) and 2011 (Cabernet Franc). Yields of 4.6 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Manual harvest in the very early morning hours to preserve freshness. The Malbec and Cabernet Franc were co-fermented. Clusters were fully destemmed but not crushed, with whole berries fermented in concrete tanks. Extraction by punch-downs, with a daily pump-over to keep the cap wet. 35 days total maceration. The wine was run into a mix of new 500L and third and fourth use 225L barrels for malolactic conversion and 14 months maturation. Minimally filtered and matured 6 months in bottle prior to release.

Alcohol

14.3%

Accolades

92 pts, “…impeccable…” – LG, The Wine Advocate, 12/16 (2015). 90 pts – LG, The Wine Advocate, 12/16 (2014). 92 pts, “An impressive debut.” – LG, The Wine Advocate, 8/15 (2013).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TWOK012215

 

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