Vibo
91 Points WE
Tasting Notes:
Deep dark purple in color. Intense, elegance, and complex character on the nose along with the Uco Valley’s classic ripe black cherry, blueberry and blackberry, notes. Concentrated on the palate with firm but elegant, well-rounded tannins combined with a vibrant acidity and lushness. Its tremendous structure and balance give a complex, persistent finish. Excellent with juicy New York strip loin, lamb chops or venison.


Grape:
100% Malbec


Vineyards:
VIBO is the result of the combination of three different vineyards located in the Uco Valley’s Altamira district, approximately 1150 m. (3,775 ft) a.s.l. The 25-year old vines (on average) are planted in well-drained sandy soils with relatively low clay content.


Vinification process:
The grapes went through two manual selection processes. First the clusters were sorted out and leaves were removed, and then the berries were destemmed and sorted again. The selected grapes were crushed and underwent a 6-day pre-fermentation cold soak prior to inoculation with yeasts. Brief pump overs were carried out daily during fermentation, which was carried out at 28º–30ºC (82º–86ºF) to maximize color extraction and promote smooth, “friendly” tannins. A 3-week post-fermentation maceration followed prior to racking the wine to French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.


Aging process:
The wine was aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels.


Limited Production
Alcohol Contents:
15.4% Vol


Main aromas and flavors:
Ripe black cherry, blueberry and blackberry.


History Awards:
91 Wine Enthusiast 2008
90 Wine Enthusiast 2007



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