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

Red Blend

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

2015

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

Red

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

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

TWOK012215

 

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