Camino Malbec shows an intriguing profile of blackberries, blueberries, dried plums and figs, a good balance with a velvety structure and a persistent finish.
Camino Malbec 2017 comes from a small vineyard in the area of Lolol which is located in the coastal side of Colchagua Valley, a very well-known region for red varieties.
This wine consists in 96% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc and a very interesting composition of harvest times and vinifications.
A part of the Malbec was harvested on March 7 th aiming to preserve freshness, acidity and red fruits in the wine. Especially considering the conditions of the warm year.
Another fraction of the final wine is a co-fermentation between Cabernet franc and Malbec harvested on March 28th . Here two factors are incorporated: the right ripeness for Cabernet franc and a note of black fruits and a different profile for Malbec. Co-fermenting them added an extra layer of complexity.
The fermentation was carried out with destemmed whole berries, native yeasts, temperature control (not to exceed 28-30°C), a soft extraction and a long maceration period to obtain smooth tannins and a firm structure.
After 30 days of maceration in average, the wines went to old barrels and Flexcubes with a ten percent of new French oak.