Melipal Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Main varieties: Cabernet Franc
Original vineyards: Melipal estate vineyard planted in 2003
Altitude a.s.l.: 980 mts.
Soil type: Slimy sand
Plantation density: 7,900 plants/hect.
Production (k/plant): 1 kg/plant.
Harvest: Manual, in 15 kg boxes.
Alcoholic fermentation: Spontaneous, with indigenous yeasts, carried out in 75 HL tanks.
Fermentation temperature: Betwen 27°C and 29°C.
Fermentation and maceration time (days): 18 days
Malolactic fermentation: In French oak.
Ageing: 12 month in French oak.