Vulcano Gran Reserva
50% Malbec 50% Bonarda
APPELLATION OF ORIGIN
Tupungato Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME
Vulcano has a deep violet red color wine with black tones. Impressive aromas of smoke, vanilla, truffles and tobacco combined with black cherries and plum.
The name Vulcano is after the Tupungato Volcano, the second highest volcano in the America’s at 21,555 ft of altitude. Tupungato’s base is about 30 miles away from Bodega del Tupun’s vineyards. All grapes are hand-picked in 10kg baskets (22lbs).
Harvest is done at night to avoid fermentation before the grapes reach the winery and for better control. Grapes are de-stemmed and hand sorted before fermentation. Grapes come from Tupun’s high altitude estate vineyards (Estate grown).
Aging is done for 18 months in new and second use French oak barrels and then at least another 24 months in the bottle before release.
High altitude vineyards over 3600 feet provide great variation in temperature between day and night resulting in longer growing seasons. Since the vineyards get to rest at night with the cool temperature, they produce riper grapes and later harvests which make intense and full-bodied wines.
Grapes come from selected vines in their properties which produce low yields of 2500 kg per acre. The Tupungato Valley, located inside Mendoza is now considered the top appellation in Argentina to grow Malbec grapes because of its altitude, climate and soil.
Complements red meats, pasta, and vegetable dishes with sauce.
Use Decanter and/or Aerator. Serve at 60°-64°F.