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Grape Varieties100% Malbec
AppellationValle de Uco
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BackgroundSituated on a high plateau in the Uco Valley of Argentina's Mendoza region, the Portillo (meaning "path" or "gateway") winery and vineyards are dedicated to making superb quality wines for everyday enjoyment. Harmony with nature is readily apparent in every aspect of this property, which is designed to deliver wines that capture and respect the pristine beauty of their birthplace. Portillo's state-of-the-art winery is largely built of local materials, including stones quarried from a nearby valley. This enables the facility to better blend in with the surrounding environment. Built on three levels, each 16 feet deep, with much of the facility concealed below ground, Portillo is also notable for its employment of a gravity-flow system. This minimizes handling of grapes and helps protect the integrity of the fruit. The facility's ingenious design, which takes careful advantage of the gentle slopes on which it is built, is thought to be unique in South America.
VinificationComplete mechanical harvesting. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes are pressed directly, without any maceration, applying low pressure so as not to extract too much color. The resulting must go through cold fining in tanks. Once the cleaned must is obtained, it is corrected if necessary and the starter is added
ColorPale Pink
NoseThe nose offers a broad spectrum of fruity aromas, in particular strawberries and raspberries
PalateThe wine has a fresh palate due to its well balanced acidity and has a soft finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %pH: 3.5RS: 2.2 g/lTA: 6.1 g/l
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with pasta dishes, fresh salads, fish & pizza