Cielo y Tierra

Don Juan Nahuel Malbec – 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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition:  Sandy loam
  • Training method:  Espalier
  • Elevation:  2790 ft. above sea level
  • Year vineyard planted:  1990, 1999
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  February to April
  • First vintage of this wine:  2005
  • Fermentation container:  Stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation:  15 days
  • Aging container:  Oak barrel
  • Size of aging container:  225 liters
  • Age of aging container:  100% new
  • Cooperage:  French and American
  • Length of aging before bottling:  14 months
  • Length of bottle aging:  8 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Apparence:  Ruby red with blue highlights.
  • Nose:  Candid bouquet with marked notes of spices.
  • Palate:  Unctuous, with soft and mature tannins. Its end is intense, leaving a reminiscence of red grilled peppers with soft raisin notes.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Malbec grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 25-27° and oak barrels.
  • Aged in French and American oak, of which 30-50% are new.
  • Aged for 16 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:  100% Malbec from Lunlunta
  • Alcohol:  14.0%
  • pH level:  3.82
  • Residual sugar:  1.6 g/L
  • Acidity:  5.25 g/L
  • Dry extract:  30.55 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