Composition: 100% Malbec, “Pied Franc” from 50-year-old, ungrafted vines.
Vineyard: Single Vineyard | Gualtallary, Tupungato | Valle de Uco, Mendoza.
Soil profile: Stony, sandy and calcareous soil, with excellent drainage and structure, formed during the Quaternary period by alluvial erosions of the Andes.
Altitude: Located at 1250m (4000 ft) above sea-level, we benefit from:- high sunlight intensity during the day, increasing grape colour and maturity – cooling winds during the night, preserving natural acidity and freshness of aromas.
Harvesting: 100% manual, ensuring only the best grapes are used. Destemming is then carried out before the
Yields: Low yields giving great concentration, structure and complexity.
Ageing: 12 months in 100% French oak barrels from Allier, France (of which 18% new oak).
Technicals: Alcohol: 14.9% vol
Style: A harmonious and elegant wine, showing excellent density of fruit, complex minerality, great freshness
and smooth tannins.
Cellaring: Pardus will evolve beautifully over the next decade.
Winery: Bodega Raffy is the realisation of a family dream: finding a fantastic terroir in a breathtaking region, building a winery from the ground up, and making world-class malbec.
Winemaker: Marcelo Pelleriti
Marcelo recently released his first 100-Point Parker wine in Bordeaux, France: Chateau La Violette 2010, Pomerol
He also obtained 99 points for Chateau Le Gay 2010, Pomerol