A cold winter delivered below freezing temperatures in July, with an average temperature of -3°C. Budding began normally in the beginning of September. Spring was temperate with a median temperature of 17°C. A strong episode of the Zonda wind came through the Luján de Cuyo region and affected flowering by 15%. A warm summer with maximum temperatures reaching 35°C, coupled with scarce rain, provided for an excellent veraison and uniform ripening. Fall arrived with cooler days and cold nights, fostering grape polyphenolic maturity. The harvest took place in three stages, yielding grapes with excellent tannin and anthocyanin concentrations.
- Hand selection of clusters, destemming and further berry sorting by hand.
- Gentle roll crushing.
- Pre-fermentation maceration for 120 hrs. at 5° to 6ºC.
- Alcoholic fermentation in small stainless steel tanks for 15 -16 days at 24-26ºC
- Selected yeasts: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Bayanus).
- Post-fermentation maceration: 7-8 days. Racked directly to barrels.
- Malolactic fermentation: 100% natural.
- Aging: 18 months in medium plus toast French Oak barrels (70% new and 30% 1 use); three rackings employing inert gases to avoid pump use.
This Malbec’s color is a nice violet with bluish-black reflections. Glossy and enveloping in the glass. With a mineral in character aroma with a note of graphite and subtle hints of black fruits, berries and blueberries. A floral finish with rosehips, and vanilla and tabacco notes provided by French Oak barrel aging. Sweet and silky tannins; truly a wine whose structure and acidity unite in the mouth. Lengthy and elegant, enjoyed long after its exodus from the glass.
Founded in 1996, Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos produces brand-name wines distinguished for preserving the character of the winds. These wines have received numerous recognitions at international contests and in wine industry publications.
Trivento has become the most diversely distributed Argentine wine brand in the world, positioning the company among the preeminent Argentine exporters.
Eolo vineyard details
From its privileged vantage in Luján de Cuyo at an altitude of 983 m , this vineyard perches 10 m., above the north bank of the Mendoza River the heart of Malbec wine country.
The soil is loamy sand with horizontal bands of clay loam. Due to its alluvial formation, gravel appears beginning at depths of 90cm. The rounded rocks possess varying diameters in uneven layers.
Twenty hectares have been cultivated under Double Guyot vine training since 1912. Of these, just four hectares are dedicated to the production of Trivento Eolo Malbec. They are irrigated using age-old techniques of dykes and ditches that flood with water from the upper Mendoza River.
The maturity of the plants produce a reduced yield per hectare.