Alfredo Roca Malbec-Merlot

Red

Argentina

Mendoza

Description

The Roca family has been producing wine in Mendoza for 4 generations, and currently farms nearly 260 acres in San Rafael, the southernmost province of Mendoza. At altitudes of 2,300 to 2,600 feet above sea level, Roca’s vineyards produce distinct, cool-climate wines of singular quality.

Tasting Notes: Shows a vibrant red color, with aromas of plums and ripe red fruit on the nose. The Malbec’s soft tannins and Merlot’s delicate fruit result in a wine of great intensity, elegance, and balance.

Serve With: An ideal pairing with saucy pasta dishes, pizza, or carne asada.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

San Rafael

Variety

Red Blend

Variety

Red Blend

Vintage

2017

Wine Type

Red

Wine Type

Red

UPC

097871009546

Case Code

10097871009543

Vineyards

280+ acres planted to Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Bonarda, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Tocai and Chenin Blanc, with small acreage of Torrontes and Tempranillo. Vineyards (Finca La Perseverancia, Finca Los Amigos, Finca Santa Herminia) are planted at 2,600+ feet above sea level.

Composition

60% Malbec, 40% Merlot.

Viticulture

Fruit was sourced from the La Perseverancia (nearly 2,500 ft above sea-level, sandy, loam soils) and Santa Herminia (2500 ft above sea level, silty, clay soils) vineyards. Yields of 4.7 tons/acre. The Malbec vines average 35 years in age, the Merlot 20 years.

Winemaking

Fermented in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. 48 hour cold soak, with a total maceration period of 28 days and 2 gentle, pump-overs per day. Unoaked.

Alcohol

13.0%

Vegan

Yes

Vegan

Yes

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

Farming Practices

Sustainable Non-Certified

HPS SKU

ROCA052217

 

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