The 2011 ALUVIÓN MALBEC RESERVA ‘COOPER’S PICK’ provides a captivating bouquet of freshly crushed black cherries and plums, which elegantly evolve into a complex combination of plums, wild flowers, and notes of graphite. In the mouth, the wine delivers a profound texture and ample polished tannins, building to a fruit-packed structure laced with violet flowers, tobacco and coffee beans.
Silver Medal at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
The 2011 ALUVIÓN MALBEC RESERVA ‘COOPER’S PICK’ is a limited release super-premium single vineyard wine, with just 1,800 bottles (1,350 litres) produced.
The summer of 2011 was very dry with lower than usual maximum temperatures, which allowed for a longer period of ripening. This resulted in grapes with excellent acidity levels and intense fruit expression. Following maceration and fermentation, we matured the wine in a combination of new and second use French oak barrels (Boutes and Saury) for 16 months. We blended 95% Malbec together with 5% Cabernet Franc to round out the intensity and character of the wine. We have aged the wine an additional four years in the bottle to soften the alcohol and provide a smoother finish, realizing this wine’s great potential
SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES
Our grapes are farmed following natural and sustainable viticulture principles with deep respect given to the earth, native vegetation, water sources, and the produce. In the winery, the wine is manipulated as little as possible, avoiding any fining or filtering.
Aluvión Vineyards is also proud to be involved with businesses that are dedicated to the improvement of the surrounding rural community, providing social, medical, and educational assistance.