Battle Axe Malbec color is an attractive dark cherry-red with violet hues. Displaying great intensity fruity aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums stand out against a background of fine toasty hints from ageing in top-quality oak. Warm, intense and well-structured on the palate, with an explosion of fruit flavors underscored by light oaky notes.
With it's deep, inky-red color and intense, complex flavor - particularly the distinct taste of plum - Battle Axe Malbec has notes of blackberry, pepper, tobacco and leather. The wine's robust tannins make it perfect for pairing with steak.
|Appellation:||Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina|
|Harvest:||All the vineyards were harvested by hand using small boxes of 25lb capacity. Each bunch was then checked and sorted by hand prior to being used for the Battle Axe Malbec.|
|Vineyard:||100% Single vineyard estate fruit. Vines planted 1910-1930.|
|Maceration:||2 days of Pre-fermentative cold maceration and 20 days of post-fermentative maceration at 26°C to get the maximum extraction of the grapes good tannins.|
|Fermentation:||Fermentation at a temperature of 26-30°C. During this process, the maximum temperature was 30°C and the total time of fermentation was of 8 days.|
|Aging:||The wine was aged in new and one year seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months. Later on, the wine remains in the bottle for at least 12 months in order to be at its best when reaching to consumer.|
|Total Acidity:||4.55 g/l Tartaric Acid|
|Volatile Acidity:||0.57 g/l|
|Residual Sugar:||2.27 g/l|
|So2 Free:||34 mg/l|
|So2 Total:||98 mg/l|