Magna Montis Machinte Cru 2019

Type: Red
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza, Uco Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec
Alcohol Percentage: 13.74%
Viticulture: Natural Wine

Climate: Continental climate where the Andes acts as a protection from rainfalls
Terroir: Vineyards grow on a soilbed of alluvial, sandy, rocky soil with loose gravel
Ageing: Manual harvest in 20kg case. Pre-fermentative maceration at 8°c. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at 26°c maximum with 20 whole bunch. Pissage and post-fermentative maceration for 25 days. No malolactic fermentation. Aged 18 months in concrete tank. 10% in French oak

Color: Dark red
Nose: Aromas of red and dark fruits such as cherries with hints of violets and graphite
Palate: A wine of many textures. Fleshy on the palate with a grippy, tense structure over sharp tannins and an electric vibrance. Elegant, fresh, spicy with a long lasting finish

About the Winery:
Magna Montis means “Big Mountain” in Latin, referring to The Andes, the longest mountain Range in the world and home of their wines.

In Argentina, growing vines at high altitudes is one of their trademarks in winemaking – a philosophy that guides each of the winery’s vintages year after year. Magna Montis values the importance of their living ecosystem, and considers them crucial in their unique style of wines.

Vines grow in the high altitude (1.000 to 1.700 m.a.s.l.) regions of Uco Valley on an alluvial soilbed of limestone. Melting water from the Andes flows directly to the vineyards, free from pollution and completely natural.

Magna Montis wants their wines to be as ‘naked’ as possible, expressing the place where they come from. Grapes are manually harvested, low intervention winemaking is practising and wines are spontaneously fermented with native yeasts.