From our best vineyards in Altamira (at 1,150 meters [almost 3,773 ft] above sea level) and Gualtallary (at 1,350 meters [almost 4,430 ft] above sea level), Doña Paula Estate Malbec displays the unique characteristics of the Uco Valley, a terroir with cold climate, mineral and rocky soils. The trellis system used is espalier and the grapevines are head trained. The average yield is 8 t/ha (approximately 3.24 t/acre). Drip irrigation is used. At Doña Paula, our vineyards have always been managed using sustainable agriculture practices.
An intense violet colour with aromas of black fruits, violets, spices and notes of mineral and graphite result in a great balance and freshness in the mouth. Good concentration, medium structure and soft tannins lead to a persistent finish.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/06