"Very smoky, with aromas of bacon and roasted sesame seeds, the 2012 Bramare Malbec Touza Vineyard is sourced form Las Compuertas, a higher up zone in Luján de Cuyo. 2012 is the first vintage for this wine that is sourced from the cooler part of Luján. The nose has some paprika, cloves and cracked pepper aromas and hints of barbecued meat. The palate has a dry texture with some oak tannins that need time in bottle. The vineyard here is one of the highest in Las Compuertas, with more sand than clay, relatively light and alluvial rocks below. This is a large, ripe, heady and well-oaked Malbec. 1,908 bottles were produced." –August 2015
100% hand-harvested Malbec from the young vines of Touza Vineyard in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. This site has a southeastern exposure at the foot of the Andes Mountains (3,389 feet).
Fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8 ton closed-top stainless steel tanks. 4 days cold soak; 24 days total maceration. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel; 3 months to completion. 17 months in French and American oak barrels (65% new).