the stunning Yacochuya comes for 100year old Malbec vine planted at over 2030m up in the Salta region
When Arnaldo Etchart sold his winery in 1998 he moved to the small Yacochuya bodega near Cafayate in the Salta region at a dizzying 2035m above sea level. He brought in Michel Rolland, who he had first met in 1988, as a consultant but this soon changed to a 50/50 joint venture. Rolland reanimated the old vines, most planted in 1915, and sourced new vines from France and a winery was built on site in 1999.
The stunning Yacochuya is made mostly from those 100 year old Malbec vines and a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon. Picked by hand at optimum ripeness and carefully sorted before undergoing a fermentation for 10 days in 12,500l stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 28 - 30 ° C, followed by a long maceration on the skins (4 weeks). The malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak where it spends another 17 months aging before bottling without filtration.
|Colour / Type||Red|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Maturity||Drinking beautifully but will keepwell too|
|Style||Full bodied, Aromatic, Complex, Fruity, Powerful, Rich, Spicy, Very long|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec|