It is a pioneering Malbec-blend, which still has a long life to run - big and bold!
This Gala 1 is Malbec dominated, supported by Petit Verdot. Attractive and elegant black olives, liquorice and tobacco notes on the nose. Compact, rounded and strong on the palate, with ripe tannins, showing notes of toffee and toasted coffee beans as a result of its oak aging. A concentrated, modern, full-bodied and highly persistent wine. Harmonious and complex with a long finish.
The three varieties are vinified separately exactly the same way. The grapes are hand-picked, clusters are then sorted and destemmed for further grain selection. The must is macerated in cold for 3 to 5 days at a temperature from 10°C to 15°C. Then the must is fermented with selected yeast in small stainless steel tanks, with delestages and pressings. Once fermentation is finished, only the Malbec is aged in oak barrels where malolactic fermentation occurs and is then matured for 14 months. Once the ageing is finished and the final blend is done the wine is clarified, filtered and bottled. It is stored at the winery for at least 6 months before market release.
Comments by the Winemaker
This wine was the first blend of the winery based on the flagship Argentinean variety, trying to show the potential of Malbec. This blend of Tannat, that provides structure, and Petit Verdot, which adds complexity, define an intense, modern and elegant wine.
|Bottle Size||150cl (Magnum)
|Cultivar||Malbec, Tannat, Petit Verdot|
14.6% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||21.9 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Up to 10 years|
|Suggested Serving Temp||Between 15°C and 18°C|
|Food Matches||A perfect match for meat empanadas, lamb confit and potato pie.|
|Dietary Information||Vegetarian & Vegan approved|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|