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品種:Bonarda – Malbec
• Hong Kong IWSC 2011-Silver
產區: Luján de Cuyo，Mendoza
2011年份獲得 Decanter Gold Medal Award
2014年份獲得 Tim Atkin 89 points, Argentina Wine Awards - Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal
El Alto Vineyard is located in Ugarteche, in the southern part of Luján de Cuyo, at 1,050 meters (3,445 feet) above sea level. The soils range from sandy loam to clay loam, with variable content of stone. The climate typically presents warm days and cool nights, with an average temperature variation of 14 °C (57.2 °F) and an average annual rainfall of 250 mm (9.8 in). The vines yield 12 tons per hectare, and they are grown in espaliers, using drip irrigation. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agricultural practices.
O. Fournier Urban Uco Malbec Tempranillo 2013
產區： Mendoza, Argentina
品種： 50% Malbec， 50% Tempranillo
評分：90 points Robert Parker (Wine Advocate)
The 2013 Urban Uco Blend is a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Tempranillo, fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak barrels for three months. Combining the best of both worlds, Tempranillo and Malbec, the wine gains in complexity and depth, with notes of flowers, a silky palate, with a little bit of tannin in the end. It is complex and structured within its medium-bodied palate. This is superb value. Drink 2014-2017.
Vilafonte series M 2013
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Wine Advocate : 91 points
Tasting Note: “Kirsch, black cherry, dark chocolate and cassis all abouund on the nose and palate. This is enticing and very plush with a good cherry and damson fruit core. Granular with ripe tannins and although there is clearly high levels of glycerol and sweetness of fruit it is all managed and held in check. The dollop Malbec gives a black pepper and spicey edge to the wine, the Merolt giving weight and roundness and the Cabernet Sauvignon keeping the structure”.
Series M takes its name from the Malbec and Merlot which predominantly define the style of this wine. Series M is sensuous wine with a firm core structure for aging. Malbec provides its black fruit aromas and fleshy texture, Merlot adds softness and red fruit aromas, and Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure.
Vilafonté is the first American and South African joint wine-making venture within the global wine community. This ground-breaking red wine project is a partnership between a well respected group of 'quality driven' wine specialists from South Africa and the United States. The name, Vilafonté, derives from the primary soil type of the 100 acre estate, whose character forms the foundation of the wines.
Zelma Long is Head Winemaker for the Vilafonté project. Zelma is one of America's best known winemakers. One of the first women to study enology and viticulture at U.C. Davis, she began her winemaking career at Robert Mondavi Winery, rapidly working into the Chief Winemaker position.
Vilafonté's General Manager is Michael Ratcliffe. Mike qualified as a business major before attending the University of Adelaide. Mike is Managing Director of his family estate, Warwick which is recognized as one of South Africa's foremost wine estates.
Phil Freese is head 'wine-grower' and creator of the Vilafonté vineyard which he calls "Different by Design". Phil spent 13 years as Robert Mondavi’s Vice-President of Wine Growing. Phil designed the first Opus One vineyards, and initiated the remote sensing project with NASA that has spawned a new wave of tools for viticulture analysis and quality enhancement.