WineSur » Hacienda del Plata » Zagal Malbec 2011
Sight: An intensely brilliant violet-red with hints of blue.
Nose: Predominance of red fruits,such as plums with spices and a slight impression of wood, blending into an excellent combination. Fruity aromas are essential to this wine.
Mouth: In mouth is exuberant yet lively.
Vat: The Zagal Malbec 2010 wines are left in French and American oak barrels for 6 months at 15-18°C (59-64.4°F) to begin their malolactic fermentation.
Alcoholic fermentation: Fermentation through floating cap.
Maceration: A maceration is carried out before the fermentation process for 4 days at 6-8°C (42.8-46.4°F) in CO2 atmosphere, avoiding any type of oxidation and extracting all beneficial components wished to be present at that temperature. Then, the temperature is risen to begin the process of alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts.
Winery aging: 6 months
Oak aging: 6 months
Total acidity: 4.8 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0.54 g/l
Reducing sugar: 2.3 g/l
Extract: 28.2 g/l
Free sulfur dioxide: 23 mg/l
Total sulfur dioxide: 97 mg/l
The Zagal, like his name indicates, remembers the
youths who lived in Hacienda del Plata. Like them, the Zagal, is an intense wine, fresh and
spontaneous. Its prolonged maceration and its delicate fermentation form its personality, and preserve the honesty and frankness of the varietal that gave it its origin. Its aging in oak provides it with consistency and harmony.
Stephen Tanzer (2010) 88