Ruca Malén Malbec 2009

Technical data

Winery: Ruca Malén
Wine type:

Grape variety:
Vintage: 2009
- Cúneo, Pablo

Tasting notes

Sight: it exhibits an intense purple color

Nose: it offers the full tipicity of this varietal with aromas of red and black fruits like cherries, plums and blackberries together with floral violet notes. Its oak aging provides vanilla and caramel aromas adding complexity

Mouth: in the mouth, it is concentrated and elegant with sweet tannins and an acidity that grants freshness. Great aromatic persistence


Region: region_2@nombre (subregion_15@nombre)
Localidad: San Carlos
Altitude: 1.000 meters asl
Soil: 2232-2267@suelo
Age: 12 years
Vintage: 2232-2267@vendimia
Yield: 3.44 tons/acre

Region: region_2@nombre (subregion_14@nombre)
Localidad: Agrelo
Altitude: 1.050 meters asl
Soil: 2233-2267@suelo
Vintage: 2233-2267@vendimia
Yield: 3.44 tons/acre


Vat: 80 -200 hl stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation: with cultured yeasts during 8 days at 82º F
Malolactic fermentation: in barrels
Maceration: during 14 - 21 days
Winery aging: 3 months
Oak aging: 12 months
Bottle aging: 6 months


Alcohol: 14%
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Reducing sugar: 2.3 g/l
Extract: 31.2 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 28 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 81 mg/l

Serving suggestions

Service temperature: 61°F
Home aging: 5 years

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Cúneo, Pablo

About the winemaker

Personal information

Name: Cúneo, Pablo
Age: 44
Education: pablo-cuneo@estudios
Studies abroad: pablo-cuneo@cargo

Vision of the Argentinian wine industry: pablo-cuneo@vision

Wine story

Ruca Malén is the winery’s name. In mapuche language it means ” The house of the young lady” . Our reserve line of wines was born in 1999. This is the line with the widest range of variety in our budget, which also includes the Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay varietals.

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