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.
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.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/06