Algodon PIMA 2011
PIMA quite simply represents the best of Algodon. It is an assemblage of microvinified wines handcrafted from some of our oldest vineyards, planted in 1946. A careful selection of Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot bring all the best elements of our vineyard together in this truly iconic and powerful wine. Microvinification is a totally handmade process that begins with a selection of the harvest’s best grapes, which are then added unpressed into French oak barrels to ferment for 60 days at a controlled temperature. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation separates the pulp and the skin of the new wine, the aging process continues in the barrels for 24 months.
PIMA is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Deep red color, with a delicate, soft and subtle fruit on the nose and palate. There is a highly complex combination of aromatic fruits like blackberries and raspberries, with spices and floral notes. On the palate, the tannins are firm and there is a balanced acidity. This is a wine of great power, character and style, which will evolve effortlessly.