Following hand-harvesting, the grapes for our Malbec were cold soaked for up to four days prior to fermentation to maximize the extraction of their deep violet color. Fermentation occurred in upright tanks for one week at a maximum temperature of 85°F. The juice remained in contact with the skins for up to three weeks to foster optimal flavor development. After primary fermentation, this wine underwent malolactic fermentation to create a smooth, round mouthfeel. Seven months of oak influence imparted subtle brown spice notes.
Awards & Accolades
- 2011 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec – Silver, 2014 Houston Uncorked
- 2011 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec – 87 Points, Wine Spectator, November 2012
- 2012 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec – Silver, 2014 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
- 2015 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec - 91 Points, James Suckling
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