Otero Ramos Suipacha Malbec 2016

Type: Red
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec

Climate: Hot and sunny during daytime and cold at night – essential to obtain high-quality grapes to craft top-quality wines
Terroir: Vineyards grow on a clayey and rocky soilbed, enabling extra water to be filtered out which helps to avoid flooding and reduces water stress for the vines

Color: Lively red
Nose: Aromas of red fruit, spices and vanilla hints
Palate: Good palate of medium body, firm tannins and good balance

About the Winery:
The project that Manuel Otero Ramos had nurtured for many years, was posed as one of seriousness and importance, strongly determined as a legacy he shows with great pride.

Familia Otero Ramos is the result of many decades of effort, passion and hard work. In a province where wine culture has been fostered by their ancestors, few succeed in accomplishing viticultural entrepreneurship.

This is the story of Manuel Otero, who carries viticulture in his veins and managed to stay connected to the land. A decade ago, he decided to make his dream come true and in the late 90’s he acquired a parcel of rich soil in Luján de Cuyo, the first viticultural zone in Mendoza and cradle of Argentina’s flagship varietal, Malbec. In this exceptional location, framed by the Andes at over 900m above sea level, Ramos planted Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Pinot Noir, Pettit Verdot, Chardonnay, Torrontés and Sauvignon Blanc.

The vineyards are irrigated using only snowmelt water from the Andes, stored in the estates’ own reservoir. The winery’s Spanish style is typical of the end of the 19th century. It has an underground wine cellar that stores wine in oak barrels and bottles, equipped with a humidity and temperature control system. The family follows sustainable agriculture practices in the vineyards and is committed to environmentally friendly methods throughout the wine production process.

Today, “Don” Manuel continues with this project, together with his wife and children, in the hope of achieving the goal of leaving their imprint for future generations.