Familia Mayol Finca Montuiri 2008/11 Region:Mendoza Winery:Familia Mayol Grapes: 100% Old Vine Malbec Color: Red Vintage: 2011 LabelShelf TalkerFact Sheet
Description: This wine has been made with quality grapes. It took vineyard selection and hard work to reduced yield to 3.0 to 3.5 tons per hectare. They picked a specific lot of 1 hectare and worked from it. The wine was thought and planned one year before it was harvested. More than a year after harvest it was bottled where it remained for one more year of aging before release. Cold maceration for 3 days at 3 Celssius. Fermentation done in open top barrels, induced with selected yeasts. Punch downs four times per day. Malolactic fermentation done in French Barrels after wine was pressed. Free run juice and low bar pressed blended together.
Sixteen months in french oak barrels. 70% New Oak.
Mineral earthy notes combined with violets and plums give a powerful sensation on the nose. Soft tannins give sweet sensation and spice seasonings to the palate. Wine was bottled in August 2006.
The Wine Advocate
"The 2008 Malbec Old Vine Finca Montuiri (100%) also spent 16 months in 70% new French oak. Coffee/mocha, exotic spices, incense, and black cherry are just some of the elements composing the wine’s captivating bouquet. In the glass it reveals full body, succulent fruit, excellent volume and length, and layers of flavor. Give it another 2-3 years to fill out and drink it from 2013 to 2020+."