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Aruma Malbec, Bodegas Caro

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A very fruity, exuberant, powerful grape, Malbec has adapted wonderfully to the Mendoza region where the sunshine and cool nights soften its tannins and reveal its velvety-smoothness.  The microclimate and soil are very important factors for Malbec. The altitude and orientation of the vineyards are crucial - the higher the altitude, the lower the temperature and the  shorter the warm season. Bodegas Caro has four major Malbec terroirs.
· Gualtallary and Tupungato are located at an altitude of 1400 metres; the warm season is relatively short, making ripening difficult. The wines typically have a very purple colour and more floral aromas, with aniseed, balsamic and notes of red cherry.
· Vistalba is located just above 1150 metres, where the temperatures are cool. The vines here are very old. It produces wines with aromas of dark fruit (black cherries and prunes) and a very refined, complex tannic structure.
· Agrelo (950 metres) consists of deeper, warmer plots, that produce dark, powerful, fullbodied Malbecs, with notes of dark fruit, blackberries and plums.
· La Consulta (980 metres) is an unusual sandy terroir, which is colder and very windy. The wines are very purple with balsamic aromas.

Bodegas Caro's ARUMA is thus a Malbec made from a blend of grapes from different terroirs. The work in the vineyard and winery is carried out with great care and precision; the resulting diversity offers a tremendous complexity, and makes it possible to obtain the balance, elegance and depth of flavour characteristic of great Malbecs.
"ARUMA" means the "night" in the language of the Quechua, the native Indians of the Mendoza region. We chose this name because it is the intense darkness of the nights in the Andes and the pure mountain air that give the wines the rich, authentic character of their terroir.

Climate: Climatic weather conditions were stable during the whole season (in regards of temperatures, winds and rains). No major incident was reported on our vines.  Spring was fresh and dry, meaning excellent conditions to
bring all malbecs to the right maturity. From the veraison (end of January) until mid-March, the weather was also stable and warm. After mid-March,
temperatures dropped a little & were rather fresh compared to usual average, fortunately without any frost. Generally, these conditions allowed all grapes to reach good maturity. We obtained beautiful malbecs, intense, revealing red fruit notes but also a more floral and elegant touch than usual.
Harvest : it took place in perfect conditions from 28th March until 22 April, 25 days in total.

Vinification: Grapes were hand selected, de-stemmed and crushed before fermentation
Malolactic fermentation: Malbec from 14 to 30 days (including alcoholic fermentation)
Malolactic fermentation: 100% in stainless steel tanks, with traditional pumping-
Ageing: 50% in oak barrels (second hand used) during 8 months
Bottling : February 2011
Alcoholic degrees: 14.4%

Very deep purple colour. Intense red ripen fruits, strawberries, raspberries and violet. Subtle vanilla and chocolate scent come to complete the bouquet. Can be drunk now or kept 2-3 years.

Vintage: 2014/15
Colour: Red
Variety: Malbec
Origin: Argentina & Uruguay
Style: Full Bodied Red Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Whenever
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1624

This wine is a joint venture between Domaines Barons de Rothschild and the Catena family. Both partners with a long pedigree in quality wine making. The result is an exceptional Malbec with subtle fruit flavours and discreet soft tannins.

M de Grand Malbec, IGP Vin de Pays d'Oc


Very approachable and a fabulous alternative to Argentinian Malbecs. Colour: Red
Variety: Malbec
Style: Smooth, Medium Bodied Red Wines
Origin: France
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 75cl

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