Alfa Crux Blend 2002
Name of the wine
Alfa Crux
Vintage
2002
Varieties

60% Tempranillo, 35% Malbec, 5% Merlot


Vineyard description
 
Apellation

La Consulta-Pareditas-El Cepillo-Chilecito,  Mendoza

Harvest
From the beginning to the end of April, with double hand selection in the winery, the first for bunch selection and the second for grape selection.
Altitude
3600 ft

Winemaking characteristics
 
Fermentation / Maceration
In stainless steel tanks.28 days in total, with 7 days cold maceration in between 6 and 8C. Malolactic fermentation in the barrel.
Barrel Aging
17 months in new barrels (80% french and 20% american)
Filtration
Unfiltered

Technical analysis
 
Alcohol

14,4%

Total Acidity

4,76 g/l

pH

3,8


Rewards and Mentions
 
 

93 points Wine Spectator
Four stars Decanter Magazine
“Best New World Red” Steven Spurrier Decanter Magazine
Number 86 from Top 100 Wine List Wine Spectator 2006
Selected for Wine Spectator Grand Tour  2007 (200 of the best wineries in the world)
17.5 points Jancis Robinson
Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards

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