Bodegas Séptima

2017 Séptima Malbec

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2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec
2017 Séptima Malbec

Séptima Malbec is an Argentine wine made in Bodegas Séptima. It is the perfect balance between historical heritage, innovation and oenological excellence. Wine made 100% with the Malbec variety is a soft, warm and balanced wine.

Tasting Notes 

Colour

Bright ruby-red

Nose

Well-defined and persistent. Notes of plums and figs combine with the vanilla notes from oak ageing, making the wine pleasant and subtle. 

Palate

Sweet and dense on the palate, with an attractive mineral taste. Long and persistent finish, with a delicate flavour of sweet black berries. 

 

Vinification

Grapes were harvested and placed in plastic bins with a capacity of 350 kg. Then, they were destemmed, and the berries were gently crushed in order to release the juice inside. The must was placed in stainless steel tanks, where cold maceration was performed at 8-10 °C for 5 days in order to obtain delicate aromas and colour. Later, selected yeasts were added to start the fermentation, which was carried out at a controlled temperature of 26-28 °C for 7-10 days. On a daily basis, must was carefully pumped over until the end of the fermentation process. After this stage, 100% of the wine was kept for six months in second-use French and American oak barrels. Once bottled, the wine was cellared for 3 months.

Viticulture

The harvest began in the first half of March, collecting the bunches manually. It is a 100% Malbec wine made with own grapes from the district of Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo. The precision agriculture that we practice in our vineyards allows to elaborate varietal wines that transmit the maximum expression of the terroir. The soil, of zero tillage, is very deep, of alluvial origin with low contents of organic matter and excellent permeability. It is covered by grasses and legumes that provide nutrients and improve the structure, while acting as a preventive control of early frosts. The climate has a great thermal amplitude that reaches 15 degrees. With a balanced canopy management it is possible to give a correct exposure of the clusters to the sun, to achieve an adequate maturity not only of the sugars but especially of the balanced polyphenols. Vines, oriented in a trellis system in a bilateral cord, with an efficient control drip irrigation results in optimum maturity. The yield was 10,000 kg/ha.

Awards

  • Gold Medal - Bachus (2016 vintage)
  • Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
  • Silver Medal - Decanter International Wine Awards (2016 vintage) 

      Specifications

      Year 2017
      Bottle Size 750ml
      Cultivar 100% Malbec
      Country Argentina
      Alcohol content
      13.5% alc vol 
      Units of alcohol per bottle 10.1 units
      Type Red Wine
      Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
      Food Matches
      Ideal to pair with red meats, game and gourmet dishes.
      Allergy Information Contains sulfites
      Appellation
      Mendoza