Broadbent Malbec 2009 1L
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Argentina has near perfect conditions for the cultivation of grapes. Hot days allow for fully ripened grapes and cool nights provide complexity. Desert-like conditions mean the vineyards are typically healthy and need minimal intervention - most of Argentina has never been touched by Phyloxera. Rainfalls of 200mm (8inches) per year mean that irrigation is important. An elaborate canal system, dating back to the Pre-Colombian Incan Empire, distributes mountain spring water from the Andes to the many vineyards of Mendoza. Soils are mostly alluvial clay, sand and rock, low in organic material, which help naturally control vine vigor and yield and provides excellent drainage. The location of Mendoza in the high altitude Andean foothills with vineyards averaging between 3,000 and 5,000 feet above sea level is an important part of what makes this region unique.