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Argentina, Mendoza

Viña Alicia

Vina Alicia Nebbiolo 2013 - 8 bts in stock

93 pts Descorchados Was $59.99

Tasting Notes



VEGAN FRIENDLY!

This wine is of an intense ruby red color, that will progress to garnet as it ages. Aromas of roses, blackcurrants, violets and coal tar can be found.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

93 pts Descorchados

90 pts Vinous/Tanzer
Bright, deep red. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, cocoa powder and violet show a slightly roasted character. Rich, fine-grained and deep but very dry, but the superripeness comes at the expense of this bottling’s typically high-pitched floral aromatics. Finishes with dusty, substantial, ripe tannins and excellent length.



Winemaker Notes

Harvest - This is manually performed, using 12-14 kilo plastic cages, to ward against berry damage and protect from contamination. At this stage, two bunch selections have been practiced: the first after flowering and the second when the fruit colored, to discard misshapen, imperfect or insufficiently colored bunches. Winery Arrival - Upon arrival at the winery, the third selection of fruit bunches is carried out manually over special tables to separate immature grapes, dry or withered, before proceeding to remove stems. This operation is performed by a machine placed across the opening of the fermentation vessel. Winery Method - In the case of this variety, it is very important that fermentation temperature does not exceed 28-29°C. This ensures that fruity character and aromas are not lost. Overall maceration time is 10 to 15 days. This obtains a better component extraction. “Pumping up “ and “Punching down” procedures are performed in a very gentle manner. Casking - Once alcoholic fermentation is completed, malolactic fermentation follows in barrels that have been used only one time before, to make sure that the oak does not smother the characteristic aromas of rose and vanilla, typical of this delicate variety. American oak barrels are used for a small quantity, and the greater proportion is set into French oak ones. The wine rests only a few months in wood. After this, it is swiftly bottled, consistent with the strategy of protecting the aromas of black cherry, plums and roses. Bottling - The wine is kept 60 days in a “cold chamber” at very low temperature for stablilization. Then is bottled without filtering, careful of preserving the components. The time spent in bottle develops its distintive qualities. The wine sits one to two years before being set on the market.



Chemical Analysis

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Alcohol: 15%
Total Acid: 5.2 gl
Free/Total Sulfur: 24 mg
pH: 3.65
Residual Sugar: 1.7

$29.99

13073

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