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Trapiche Oak Cask Pinot Noir

2015 Exhibits complex red fruit and sour cherry aromas with subtle notes of toasted bread, vanilla and butterscotch, from the oak aging. The wine shows an excellent balance between fruit, acidity and sweetness. Goes with veal, turkey, salmon, pork, grilled vegetables, and chicken.
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$24.00 / Bottle   $288.00 / Case
SALE $17.99 / Bottle   $215.88 / Case
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Established in 1883, Trapiche is the most widely recognized Argentinean wine producer in the world. Located in Mendoza at the foothills of the Andes mountains, Trapiche has some of the most extensive landholdings in the area, with over 2,500 acres of its own vineyards. Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker, Daniel Pi, Trapiche has consolidated all of its winemaking and viticulture, creating a synergy between winemaking and agriculture. Along with his team of winemakers and Marcelo Belmonte, Director of Viticulture, Daniel Pi’s vision for Trapiche is to express the richness of diversity of the terroir in Argentina.

All Trapiche wines are hand-harvested, hand-sorted and vinified at their winery. The wines have a new international style, fruit-driven and consumer friendly, which represent the best of Argentina.

25% of the grapes making this wine come from vineyards in Cruz de Piedra and Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, and 75% comes from vineyards in the Uco Valley and Mendoza. There are alluvial soils with underground boulders. The grapes are hand harvested into 20kg plastic cases for protection during transport to the winery. There is a manual selection of bunches. 70% of the fruit is destemmed and 30% is vinified with stems. There is a cold maceration at 8ºC for 7 days to obtain optimal colors, aromas and palate textures. There is a gentle pneumatic pressing, and the wine completes alcoholic fermentation in French and American oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurs in oak barrels to contribute a round, creamy and full character to the wine. The wine is aged sur lie for 9 months in French and American oak barrels before final blending, light filtering and bottling.