Valdencanto de Rio Malbec
7 in stock
Region: Pedernal Valley, San Juan, Argentina
Grape varieties: 95% Malbec and 5% Syrah
Valdencanto de Rio Malbec is organic Malbec from the Pedernal Valley of San Juan. Dark berry fruit, earthy spice, hints of tobacco leaf, and chewy tannins.
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7 in stock
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About Valdencanto de Rio Malbec
Valdencanto de Rio Malbec is organic Malbec from the Pedernal Valley of San Juan. Dark berry fruit, eathy spice, hints of tobacco leaf, and chewy tannins. Aged 12 months in 300L Burgundy casks.
Valdencanto owns and farms only 5 acres of organic vineyards. The original vegetation surrounds the vines. A combination of limestone and silex is part of this complex soil. It is elegant, subtle, and profound. Marcelo Victoria, Giuseppe Franceschini, and the Graffigna family kept the original flora and its biodiversity intact for that reason. In the future, the blend will have Semillon as well. Total production is 3,000 bottles. Pedernal Valley is a wine-growing sub-region of San Juan, Argentina, only 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the city of Mendoza. Valdencanto Colina Red sits at a latitude of 31°S, and its climate is suitable for viticulture only because of the local topography. Landscapes at this latitude are most often desert or semi-desert. The Pedernal Valley’s altitude of 1300m (4300 ft) gently moderates the local temperatures and promotes healthy grape development. Sunny days are followed by much cooler nights at this altitude, extending the grapes’ ripening period, consequently leading to a balance of phenolic ripeness and acidity. The valley lies in the foothills of the Andes Mountains and is glacial in origin. The rocky, poor-quality soils reflect this, and it is the flat, dark stones found throughout. They are name pedernal which is the Spanish term for flint. These thin soils restrict vegetative growth and grape yields, resultantly leading to the production of wines with more-concentrated flavors and tannins.