Appellation: Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Main varieties: Malbec, Petit Verdot y Cabernet Franc.
Melipal estate vineyard planted in 2003
Nazarenas estate vineyard planted in 1923
Altitude a.s.l.: 980 mts.
Soil type: Slimy sand
Melipal vineyard 7.900 plants/hect.
Nazarenas vineyard 6.000 plants/hect.
Melipal vineyard 1 kgs/plant
Nazarenas vineyard 0,500 kgs/plant.
Harvest: Manual, in 15 kg boxes.
Alcoholic fermentation: Spontaneous, with indigenous yeasts, carried out in 75 hl tanks, at a temperature betwen 28°C to 30°C.
Fermentation and maceration time (days): 20 to 23 days
Malolactic fermentation: In French oak barrels.
Ageing: 12 month in French oak barrels.
Each varietal was separate during fermentation and ageing then selecting the best barrels the final blend was made.