Mayol Winery

The Varietals

BONARDA & MALBEC
The singularity of the two most grown varietals of our country is sought. A sum of young, powerful and attractive fruit trying to keep nice mineral flavors. Juicy wines but not too heavy. The goal is to achieve the tipicity of Malbec and Bonarda.

Familia Mayol Malbec

Composition: Single Vineyard 100% Malbec.
Source: Montuiri Vineyard. Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. Planted in 1998 at an altitude of 920 meters / 3,020 feet. Average annual rainfall is 200 mm / 7.9 in. The soil in Montuiri Vineyard is alluvial, shallow loamy with silty clay over sandy gravel.
Winemaking: Hand harvested in plastic boxes. Destemmed but not crushed (whole berries). Fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Cold maceration during pre-fermentation. Malolactic was spontaneously produced in neutral oak. The wine rested in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Style: Intense red violet color. Medium-bodied Malbec. Cherry, mulberry and cassis linger with sweet toast aromas. Spice and mineral notes on a long and fresh finish. Good typical varietal character combined with earthy.
Suggested Drinking Temperature: 18º-20º C (64º-68º F)

Familia Mayol Bonarda

Composition: Single Vineyard 100% Bonarda.
Source: Pircas Vineyard. Vista Flores, Uco Valley, Mendoza. Old vine Bonarda planted in 1973 at an altitude of 1,020 meters / 3,346 feet. Average annual rainfall is 250 mm / 9.8 in. The soil at Pircas Vineyard is alluvial with a composition of loam and loam mixed with lime at a depth of 1 to 1,5 meters.
Winemaking: Hand harvested in plastic boxes. Destemmed but not crushed (whole berries). Fermented in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Cold maceration during pre-fermentation. Malolactic was spontaneously produced in stainless steel.
Style: Intense color. Blue and violet hues. Medium-bodied Bonarda. Spices, black fruits, blueberries and blackberries, and subtle acidity on the palate. Typical varietal character with a hint of minty eucalyptus.
Suggested Drinking Temperature: 16º-18º C (60º-65º F)