Clos de Los Siete

Clos de Los Siete

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Product Description

Appellation Mendoza
Vineyard Size 430 ha
Color Red
Grape Varieties Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit-Verdot
Vintage 2012
Bottle Size 75cl
Type of Soil Large pebbles, clay and sand
Vinification

 

 

Cold pre-fermentation maceration
Pumping over one and a half times the volume at the beginning of fermentation, half the volume at the end of fermentation.
11 months – 70 % in oak barrels (1/3 new French oak barrels, 1/3 in one year old barrel, 1/3 two years old); 30% in vats.

Type Complex, well-balanced, rich, silky
Service Temp 15-17°C
Food & Wine Pairing Vietnamese roasted duck, chicken or pork with fish sauce, grilled or roasted lamb with vegetables and spicy sauce, beefsteak with creamy sauce.

By Michel Rolland: “With its stunning, intensely black appearance tinged with bright crimson, the Clos de Los Siete 2012 unleashes its complex, delicious bouquet. Pronounced ripe fruit aromas reflect the ripeness of the grapes, while spicy, peppery notes reveal Malbec as the unquestionable star of this blend. Roasted notes reveal well-handled oak-ageing. Generous and well-balanced on the palate, concentrated, yet silky, velvet tannins bring elegant structure to the wine. A challenge that has certainly paid off!
The concentrated, lingering and savoury finish emphasizes the great potential of this wine literally crying out to express its true character.”

Vintage 2012
James Suckling : 91/100
Vinous - Antonio Galloni : 91/100