Cielo y Tierra

Don Juan Nahuel Malbec Reserva – 2012

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Cielo y Tierra

Gustavo Santaolalla is world renowned in his field of music. He is a two-time Oscar winning film composer. Santaolalla’s good friend and colleague is Raúl Orozco, a musician from Mendoza, part of the folklore duet Orozco-Barrientos, whose song “Celador de Sueños” was given a Grammy award. Together with winemaker Juan Carlos Chavero, Santaolalla and Orozco with passion and artistic flair have their sights set on becoming known as one of Argentina’s finest wine producers.

Grapes / Soils

Malbec

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition:  Sandy loam
  • Training method:  Espalier
  • Elevation:  2790 to 3050 ft. above sea level
  • Year vineyard planted:  1990, 1999
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  February to April
  • First vintage of this wine:  2005
  • Number of bottles produced of this wine:  6,000
  • Fermentation container:  Stainless steel
  • Aging container:  Oak barrel
  • Size of aging containers:  225 liters
  • Age of aging containers:  100% new
  • Cooperage:  French and American
  • Length of aging before bottling:  24 months
  • Length of bottle aging:  12 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Apparence:  Intense red color, with subtles blue and deep black tones.
  • Nose:  Fruity, standing mature and dry plums, spicy notes, nutmeg and clove. Tertiary fragrances are also very present, standing out its elegance.
  • Palate:  Unctuous, dense, with complex body. Revealing, in half mouth, spices like nutmeg, clove and mild cinnamon notes. It presents strong and mature tannins, and a complex, sweet end.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Malbec grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 25-27° and oak barrels.
  • Aged in 70% French and 30% American oak of which 100% is new.
  • Aged for 24 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:  50% Malbec from Lunlunta and 50% Malbec from Agrelo
  • Alcohol:  14.3%
  • pH level:  3.85
  • Residual sugar:  1.4 g/L
  • Acidity:  6.05 g/L
  • Dry extract:  32.15 g/L

General Info

Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation(s) Lunlunta
Proprietors Gustavo Santaolalla & Raúl Orozco
Founded 2005
Winemaker Juan Carlos Chavero
Annual Production 2,600 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable