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Piattelli Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon- Mendoza
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Tupungato & West Valle Uco
Vineyard Designation
Mendoza
Acid
5.54 G/L
pH
3.79
Residual Sugar
2.65 G/L
Alcohol %
14.7

Piattelli Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon- Mendoza

Aromatic and complex, the Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes grown on 30 year-old vines in the high altitude Uco Valley.

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The Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon fussy grapes grow in ideal temperatures which removes inherent herbaceous flavors. All grapes are water irrigated with crystal-clear water from the Andes and thrive in the nutrient-rich soil. Piattelli’s Cabernet grapes are grown on 30-year-old vines located in the high-altitude Uco Valley (elev. 3,527 ft), which are managed to yield only 4.4 pounds of fruit per vine and 3.6 tons per acre. The Grand Reserve Cabernet leverages environmental advantages to boost the phenols and tannins that define Cabernet’s distinct flavor structure.

  • Grapes were hand-picked and de-stemmed
  • Grapes underwent 5 days of cold maceration
  • Fermented in 5,000 to 10,000-liter stainless steel tanks
  • Manual punch-down for optimal juice/skin interaction
     
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This exciting grand reserve wine distinguishes itself from our Malbec. It has a striking deep red color. Flavors of raspberry, huckleberry and a hint of spice. Well integrated fruit and acid flavors.
Ratings
2014: 90 Pts Tim Atkin l 2012: 91 Pts Wine Advocate, 90 Pts Wine Spectator l 2011: 88 Pts Wine Spectator, 88 Pts Wine Advocate, 87 Pts Wine Enthusiast l 2010: 89 Pts Wine Spectator, 88 Pts Wine Advocate l 2009: 90 Pts Wine Advocate, 90 Pts Enthusiast, 87 Pts Wine Specatator
Awards
Denver International Double Gold 2014, Gold 2011 l Argentina Wine Awards; Bronze 2012, Silver 2010, Bronze 2009 l Sand Diego International Wine Competition 90 Pts/Gold 2010 l
Production Notes
Aging: 13 months in small French and American oak barrels, then bottle-aged an additional 12 months
Other Notes
Varietals: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot