Piattelli Wines Trinita 2017
Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, lie the Piattelli Vineyards. The century old vines are irrigated by the pure waters melting from their snow crested peaks, a significant aspect in making their wines exquisite. At Piattelli Vineyards, they take great pride in crafting wines with a sense of place, as each region has distinct terroirs and climates. Mendoza and Cafayate are two of the best grape growing regions in Argentina and they wanted to show case both. Led by head winemaker Valeria Antolin, the wines are produced through her passionate pursuit of perfection. Their gravity fed winery in Cafayate is one of the only gravity-flow vinification systems in Argentina, honouring their commitment to sustainable practices. Piattelli Vineyards practises sustainable farming and their Mendoza vineyards are USDA certified Organic. Their grapes are cultivated with arid-clean air, crystal-clear water and nutrient-rich soil and their award winning wines are created with wisdom, precision and love.
As the name alludes, the Trinità is a precise three-grape blend. Trinità's Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes are grown on 30 to 70 year old vines, located in the prestigious Luján de Cuyo (DOC) & UcoValley. Cultivated with arid clean air, crystal clear water, nutrient rich soil and following a meticulous, low volume process, vines are managed to yield an average of just 3.8 pounds of fruit per vine and 3.1 tonnes per acre.
The grapes were hand picked and destemmed prior to undergoing five days of cold maceration. Fermentation took place in 5,000 to 10,000 litre stainless steel tanks. Manual punch-downs of the cap were undertaken for optimal juice / skin interaction, preserving the fruit-forward character of the blend. Each varietal was aged separately for 13 months in small, first or second use French oak barrels.
A complex, elegant wine with a deep ruby hue, Trinità tantalizes the senses with an aromatic bouquet of coffee and spice, which unfolds across the palate with sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Lingering on the palate with fine tannins and a finish reminiscent of plums and oak.
Accompanies rich warming stews or steak and hand cut chips.
Malbec 75%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
Argentina. Region: Salta
Body Value: D (A is light, E is full bodied)
Residual Sugar: 3
Contains Sulphites: Yes