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La Ronciere Licanten Malbec 2021

ID No: 449611
Country:Chile
Region:Curico Valley
Winery:La Ronciere
Grape Type:Malbec
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2021
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description


La Ronciere Licanten Malbec 2021 is made from 85% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc.

HARVEST:

The grapes come from our vineyard Idahue, located in Licantén, 25 km. from the Pacic Ocean and next to the Mataquito River. A handpicked harvest and a later selection of the best bunches was carried out.

WINEMAKING PROCESS:

The fermentation was carried out in micro-fermentation tanks, in ranges of 26 ° C and 28 ° C for seven days, and then continued with a maceration process for another 30 days. Finally, it was stored in French oak barrels for 10 months and then bottled.

AGING PROCESS:

100% of the blend is aged in French oak barrels, rst use, during 10 months. Then is bottled.

AGING POTENTIAL:

Can be enjoyed immediately or stored in bottle for 10 years.

WINE DESCRIPTION:

The Licantén line is the soul of our eld on the coast of Curicó area. Each year, we select the best micro-parcels These wines will have a main varietal grape but can be also blended with other grapes in small proportion, to deliver outstanding sensations.

Great color of this cool climate and fresh Malbec. The complexity of aromas such as black pepper, cherry and blackberry are very marked. This wine presents juicy tannins, great volume and long nish.


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In 1949, Don Fernando Orueta Ruiz de Eguiláz made the first harvest in his vineyard and winery in Chile. Since then, La Ronciere has been running and working every day, with the firm purpose of continuously innovating and improving the quality of its offer and service. Alejandro Orueta - CEO

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