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Rodrigo Zamorano - Chief Winemaker - in the vineyard, short sleeved white shirt, and pale gaucho hat

Pétreo Malbec 2016

Colchagua Valley
  • 75cl bottle

This special Malbec, which comes from a unique terroir, is both complex and elegant right from the start. It shows several layers on the nose, with floral and spicy notes opening up its intriguing bouquet, followed by fresh aromas of forest fruits, such as myrtles and pomegranate. In the end, an underlying mineral quality emerges, reminding us of the stony origin of its terroir, as well as herbaceous and spicy touches of tarragon and black pepper. Very juicy, lively and fruity on the palate, with medium and deep structure. The unique texture of its tannins allows the wine to be both elegant and fresh, revealing its personality while tasting it.

Vineyards

Soil: Colluvial in its origin and granitic with ferric rock alteration.

Vintage

The challenging 2016 vintage performed different scenarios through the season, with a cool spring and warmer than average summer with a total heat summation that was 10% higher than usual.

Winemaking

Fermentation: 65% in stainless steel tanks 35% in french barrels 5% used Barrel Ageing: 100% aged for 18 months 45% in barrels of second and third use 55% in clay anphoras

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses