Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Appellation: Lujan de Cuyo. Selected parcels chosen for low yields and outstanding quality from Agrelo & Perdriel vineyards.
Soil: Rich clay, sandy loam and stone base in Agrelo. Rocky soil with sand and pebbles in Perdriel.
Vinification: As it is small vines identified, all wine is made under microvinification in 500 liters bins. Fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts with the whole grain at a temperature of between 25-27 °C. Then 100% malolactic fermentation completed in barrels.
Ageing/Maturation: 100% during 12 months in new French oak barrels.
Casarena DNA Malbec 2012
Deep red garnet in colour. This wine has an intense, deep purple colour. Aromas of red fruits and violet flowers with delicate notes of cocoa are expressed as a result of its aging process in French oak. Great character and depth on the palate, without losing its elegance and freshness. This fresh yet voluminous wine showcases the true character and unique identity of Malbec from Luj‡n de Cuyo, Mendoza.
Wine Advocate - 93 points
International Wine Celler - 92 points