Nico by Luca

VARIETY
100% Malbec
VINEYARD LOCATION
Uco Valley: Altamira (Paganotto Vineyard), La Consulta (Rosas Vineyard)
AVG. VINEYARD ELEV.
3,200 feet
AVG. AGE OF VINES
51 years
PRESS HANDLING
Ungrafted
HARVEST METHOD
Hand-harvested
OAK REGIMEN
18 months in 100% new French barriques
FINING
None
FILTRATION
None
ALCOHOL
14.5%
PH
3.72
T.A.
6.20
TOTAL CASE
PRODUCTION
400 cases (3 packs)

Tasting notes:

Incredible color—you could use it in an inkwell! Dense and concentrated but never loses its ability to exude the red and black fruits and spice that are the true expression of Malbec in Mendoza. This is a huge wine that is a blend of old-vine grapes from 2 of Mendoza’s most respected growers, located in two different districts. Only 4 barrels produced. While you certainly could drink this now, it will improve considerably with 3-5 years in the bottle.